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The ancient 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. Such militaristic names were popular in the early Middle Ages in Europe, which is not surprising given that Europe was in a semi-permanent state of warfare throughout the Middle Ages.

Worner Early Origins



The surname Worner was first found in Leicestershire where they were recorded in the Domesday Book compiled in 1086 as Warnerus and Warnerius. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Worner Spelling Variations


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Worner Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, 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.

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Worner Early History


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Worner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worner research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1638, 1670, 1558, 1609, 1580, 1649, 1624, 1581, 1666, 1637, 1666, 1667, 1659, 1628, 1692, 1642, 1681, 1676, 1677 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Worner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Worner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Worner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include William Warner ( 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...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Worner In Ireland


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Worner In Ireland



Some of the Worner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

  • Johannes Worner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Philipp Jacob Worner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Jacob Worner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751

Worner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Christian Worner, who arrived in America in 1850
  • Conrad Worner, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Worner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Worner (post 1700)



  • Allan Albert "Bert" Worner (1929-2012), Australian rules footballer
  • Marysole Wörner (b. 1936), Mexican painter and sculptor
  • Manfred Worner (b. 1934), German politician

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Worner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Worner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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