The surname Warrant is of English origin.The name is derived from a Norman habitational name from ‘La Varrenne’ (the game park) in Siene-Maritime,so called from a Gaulic element probably descriptive of alluvial or sandy soil.It may also partly derive from a Germanic personal name Werner.It could also be a topographical name for someone who lived by a gamepark,or occupational name for someone employed in one,from the Anglo-Norman-French ‘warrene’ warren,piece of land for breeding game.The Warren would be employed to watch over the game in a park.The name thus signifies ‘dweller at,or keeper of,a game preserve.This meaning of the name is derived from the Old German ‘warian’,to preserve,protect.The name dates back to the twelfth century were a Hamelius de Warren is recorded in historical archives.The name was brought to America by English immigrants.A famous American that bore this name is that of General Joseph Warren,the first hero of the American Revolution,who was killed at Bunker Hill (1775).One of th… Coat of arms: Argent on a b…
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