Warren Family History
Warren Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Warin Werin a borrowing of ancient Germanic Warino a short form of various compound names based on the element warin ‘protection shelter’ or ‘guard’. Compare Waring . English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from La Varrenne in Seine-Maritime France named with a Gaulish element probably descriptive of alluvial land or sandy soil. This was the name of a major Norman family after the Conquest. In Ireland this name has been Gaelicized as Bharain. Irish: adopted as an English form of Gaelic Ó Murnáin (see Murnane Warner ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press