Origins Available: English, German
Anglo-Saxon surname Worner came from Warnier, a Germanic personal name. It is composed of two elements: warin, which means guard; and hari, which means soldier. Alternatively, the name could have been "an ancient baptismal name, written in Domesday Warnerus and Warnerius." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Worner family
Leicestershire where they were recorded in the Domesday Book compiled in 1086 as Warnerus and Warnerius. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. Warnerus de Lusoriis was listed in Oxfordshire in 1140 and a few years later, Warnerus de Campania was listed c. 1160 in London. Robert Warnier was listed the in the Pipe Rolls of Dorset in 1196. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Years later, Richard le Warner was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Worner family
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Worner Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Worner family name include Warner, Warnar, Warnere and others.
Early Notables of the Worner family (pre 1700)
(c. 1558-1609) English poet; Sir Thomas Warner (1580-1649), English explorer, famous for settling on Saint Kitts, the first English colony in 1624; John Warner (1581-1666), an English Royalist churchman, Bishop of Rochester (1637-1666); Francis Warner (died 1667), an English...
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Migration of the Worner family to Ireland
Some of the Worner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Worner family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Worner surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Worner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Worner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Worner (post 1700)
The Worner Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Non nobis tantum nati
Motto Translation: We are not born for ourselves alone.
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