Family of Cyprian WARNER

Partner: Cyprian WARNER ( - )
Partner: (unknown)
Children: Sarah WARNER ( - )

Partner: Cyprian WARNER

Name: Cyprian WARNER
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -

Child 1: Sarah WARNER

Name: Sarah WARNER
Sex: Female
Spouse: Thomas BRIDGE (1584?- )

Note on Husband: Cyprian WARNER

13/12/2007 ECU In 1648 Cyprian Warner sailed for Virginia in the ship

Paul of London. George Washington's grandmother

was a Miss Warner, daughter of Colonel Augustine

Warner of Warner Hall, Virginia.


01/02/2008 ECU


Warner is an Anglo-Saxon surname which has survived the rigorous course of history to the present day. Emerging from the shadows of time, the records reveal the earliest origins of this distinguished family.


Historians have researched such ancient manuscripts as the Domesday Book compiled in 1086 A.D., by Duke William of Normandy, the Ragman Rolls (1291 - 1296) collected by King Edward 1st of England, the Curia Regis Rolls, the Pipe Rolls, the Hearth Rolls, parish registers, baptismals, tax records and other ancient documents. Researchers found the first record of the name Warner in Leicestershire where they were recorded in the Domesday Book compiled in 1086 as Warnerus and Warnerius.



Your name, Warner, occurred in many manuscripts and from time to time the surname was spelt Warnar, Warnere, with these changes in spelling occurring, even between father and son. In the 16th century even literate people such as William Shakespeare varied the spelling of their own names. There are many reasons for these spelling variations, for instance official court languages such as Latin and French had their influence on how a name was recorded. In general, church officials and scribes recorded a name as it was told to them, rather than follow any spelling rules or conventions.


The Anglo-Saxon tribes produced many surnames such as Warner. These founding cultures settled in England in about the 5th century A.D., displacing the ancient Britons who populated the area in Roman times. The Angles and the Saxons established several independent kingdoms, Northumbria, Mercia, Wessex, Kent, Essex, Sussex and East Anglia, collectively known as the Heptarchy. All of these rival kingdoms were unified in the 9th century by Egbert, King of Wessex.


In 1066, the relative peace which the country had been existing under was shattered. The Norman invasion from France and their victory at the Battle of Hastings meant that many Anglo-Saxon landholders lost their property to Duke William and his invading nobles. Under oppressive Norman rule many families decided to move north to Yorkshire and beyond the border to Scotland.


The Warner family emerged as notable Englishmen in the county of Leicestershire where they were seated at Quorn Hall, and by the 14th century had branched to Waltham in Essex and to the county of Sussex. They also held estates at Stroud in Middlesex, at Ratcliff and Rowington in Warwickshire, at Warner Hall, Brakenthwaite, Naresborough, in Yorkshire, and Walthamstow in Essex. Through their intermarriage with the Lee family they acquired Walsingham Abbey in Norfolk, and Tiverton Court in Hereford. John Warner was Bishop of Rochester in 1638. But these estates lost eventually by marriage to the Woodward family. They also branched north into Ayrshire in Scotland at Ardeer in 1670. Their present family seats are at Quorn Hall, Walthamstow, and Ardeer. Distinguished members of the family at this time include Bishop of Rochester.


Throughout the Middle Ages the Warner family flourished and contributed to English society. Later, during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries England was devastated by religious and political conflict. Conflicts between religious sects and between parliamentary and royalist forces created an unstable society. Many families were banished by the prevailing powers for dissention, other families chose to leave the turmoil behind.


In Ireland, Protestant settlers and soldiers in Cromwell's army were granted lands which had been confiscated from the native Catholic owners. In Ireland they settled in Dublin where George Warner was High Sheriff of that city in 1813.


Upheaval at home forced some families to risk the perilous journey to the New World in order that they might build a better future for themselves. Members of the Warner family were among the settlers who boarded ships bound for Canada, the United States, Australia and the other colonies held by the British crown.


Settlers bearing the surname Warner, or a variable spelling of that family name include Andrew Warner settled in Nantasket Mass. in 1631; Cyprian Warner settled in Virginia in 1635; Henry Warner settled in Virginia in 1636; Joe Warner settled in New England in 1635; Sir Thomas Warner settled in the Barbados in 1679 with his wife Anne, three children, and his servants; William Warner settled in Boston Mass. in 1631.


Many migrants chose Canada as their destination after the British conquered the territory in 1763. But larger numbers of English speaking migrants did not arrive in Canada until the American War of Independence.


The Warner family has continued to produce distingushed individuals such as Jack Warner, Film Actor; Sir George Warner, Diplomat; Sir Edward Warner, Company Chairman; Admiral Robert Warner; Oliver Warner, Writer; Professor Rex Warner, Author; Sylvia Warner, Author; Rev. Kenneth Warner, Bishop of Canterbury.


The most ancient grant of a Coat of Arms found was: Gold a diagonal stripe between six roses.


The Crest was: A squirrel cracking a nut.


The ancient family Motto for this distinguished name was: "Non Nobis Tantum Nati"