Origin of the Name Warner
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. The name Warner is usually of English and German origin, the name itself being derived from German words meaning 'guard' and 'army'. Warner can also be an abbreviated form of the name Warrener, which is of locational derivation, describing a person who lived near a game park or hunting grounds. This latter origin is taken from the Norman word 'warrene' and it is the Normans who introduced the name into Britain after the William the Conqueror invasion of 1066. Over the centuries names were changed according to how they sounded and were pronounced with the same name often being both spelled and pronounced differently in neighbouring towns and cities. Variants of this name include Warnere, Warriner, Werner, Wornor and Warnar.
In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. It was the 'Plantations of Ireland' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that marked the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland. While the influx of settlers in the wake of the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century resulted in a full integration into Irish society of the new arrivals, the same never occurred with the Ulster Planters who maintained their own distinct identity.
Warner has also been associated with County Cork since the seventeenth century.
The Warner coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Warner descendants.