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Warner Surname Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and North German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements war(in) ‘protection shelter’ or ‘guard’ + heri hari ‘army’. The name was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Warnier (Old French Garnier). Compare Garner and Werner . English (of Norman origin): shortened form of Warrener (see Warren ). Irish (Cork): when this is not the Anglo-Norman name (see above) an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murnáin (see Murnane ) found in medieval records as Iwarrynane from a genitive or plural form of the name in which m is lenited.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Werner, Garner, Barner, Warnes, Marner, Wapner, Arney, Wainer, Warne

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Where is the Warner family from?

You can see how Warner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Warner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Warner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 836 Warner families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Warner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Warner families in 1911.
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What did your Warner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Warner. 32% of Warner men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Warner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Warner were Clerk and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 83,000 immigration records available for the last name Warner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 111,000 military records available for the last name Warner. For the veterans among your Warner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Warner lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Warner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Warner in 1941 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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