The Family of Warenne originated from Normandy France. The de Warenne surname derives from the castle of that name on the River Varenne. which flows through the territory William acquired in Upper Normandy. Ruins of this old 11th Century castle are found today near Bellencombre, Seine-Maritime.
So far I have found no documentation of ancestors for Rodulf I de Warenne. Most genealogies have perpetuated an undocumented referense to Earl William and Walter de St Martin but this appears to be a mistake. Note that most early source docs are written in Latin.
William de Warenne, who crossed with William I. in 1066, was a distant cousin of the Conqueror, his grandmother having been the sister of Gunnora, wife of Richard I. of Normandy.
The following ancestors are believed to be ficticious as I have found no basis in fact for their existence or connection to the Warenne Family:
Genealogy - The House of Warren can be traced to Hugh of Normandy, born 990, later ordained Bishop of Contances. He married a sister of Gunnora, the wife of Richard I, Duke of Normandy. Rodulf, son to Hugh, a benefactor to the Abbey of La Trinite du Mont, died c1050. He married first Beatrix and secondly Emma. Emma became the mother of his son William created Count de Warenne of Normandy and later first Earl of Surrey.
17. William De Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey
18. Isabel de Warenne, m. Hamelin Plantagenet
19. John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey
20. William de Warenne, Ealr of Surrey
21. Griffen Warren (b. 1288)
22. John Warren (b. 1320)
23. Griffen Warren (?)
John Warren - (1430-1463) of Wissington, Nayland, England - m.
Robert Warren - (1485-1544) of Wissington, Nayland, England - m. Margaret
John Warren - (1525-1576) of Nayland, England - m. three wives.
John Warren, The Middle - (1555-1613) of Nayland, England - m. Elizabeth Scarlett, 4 Oct 1584.
John Warren - (1585-1667) The Imigrant - Sailed to Massachusetts Bay Colonty in 1630 with Governor Winthrop. m. Margaret Bayley.
Daniel Warren - (1628-1716) - Served in King Philip's War (1675-76).
Ensign John Warren - (1666-1703) [KFDQ-CKS] - m. Mary Brown
Captain Daniel Warren - (1689-1727) - Married first Rebecca Garfield and then Mary Wetherby.
Moses Warren I - (1728-1765) - Married Persis Rice and resided in Westboro, MA.
Moses Warren II - (1760-1851) Revolutionary - Married Priscilla Nurse and served with Massachusetts Troops in the American Revolution. Later migrated to modern-day Cleveland OH.
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