Last name: Warren

Recorded in the modern spellings of Warren and the much rarer Warran and Warron, this is an English surname, but one of medieval French origins, of which there are three. The first is locational from the village of La Varrenne in the departement of Seine-Maritime, and meaning the place on the sandy soil. The second topographical and describing someone who lived by a game park, whilst thirdly it may be occupational for someone employed in such a place. If so the derivation is from the Norman French word "warrene", meaning a warren or land set aside for breeding game. Introduced into England and Scotland after the Conquest of 1066, the surname is one of the earliest on record as shown below. Early examples of recordings include William de Warren in the Hundred Rolls of Norfolk in 1273, and William de Warenne, in the tax registers known as the Feet of Fines for the county of Essex in 1285. Recordings from surviving church registers include the marriage of William Waron and Alys Agno on May 13th 1542, at St. Margaret's Westminster, and the marriage of William Warren and Elizabeth Bullwack on January 25th 1544, at St. Martin Orgar in the city of London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Warenne. This was dated 1086, in the Domesday Book for London, during the reign of King William 1st of England, and known as "The Conqueror", 1066 - 1087. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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paul john warren

My family tree also dates back to that time as well! Hey cus

I am a descendant of Richard Warren who came over to America on the Mayflower in 1620.


me too


I am also a decendant of Richard Warren, as well as Ojibwe Author William Whipple Warren.


A Warren on the Mayflower? Didn't know that. I don't think there was one on the Endeavour. Greetings from an NZ Warren (ex British). You might like this which mentions the Ojibwe connection and confirms my observation that our surname is more common in the West Country
Warren has Norman roots introduced into England at the time of the Conquest. There are two possible origins of the name: One source of the name is the Normandy village of La Varenne which gave the ...


I am also a decendant... BROTHA!!!


Same :)

WHy are the crests for Warren that I have found on websites so different? There is on on Irish Gathering for Warren that looks completely different than the one on this website.

margie warmack
if anyone is looking for decedents of robert j warren and minda caudill of kentucky (rowan county) i am their great granddaughter.

Is the surname warrin related to warren ?? it has been recorded over the years as both spellings in my family, but my grandfather insisted it was spelt as warrin....I have researched my tree as far back as late 1800's and the spelling was both ways....Any info would be greatly appreciated..Thanking you....Ann

Perry Warren

I have traced my family from 1952 back to 925 and seen the last name spelled Warrin. In the old days it was de Warenne.

David H Evans
There is a wooden grave effigy of a Norman knight 'warreyne' in Southwark cathedral referred to as the oldest known in Britain. Regards

J sparke ss4 3dx
My 3 greats William Warren was married 1801 in suffolk

Jacentah Warren
My dad's name is William Warren , his dad's name was William C. Warren (2013-deceased)