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Origin, Meaning, Family History and Warburton Coat of Arms and Family Crest

This is an English place name meaning of Warburton, a village a few miles away from Warrington in the county of Chester. It was spelled Werburghtune in the Doomsday Book, named after a monastery located there dedicated to St. Werbergh or Werburgh, a princess of Anglo-Saxon descent who lived in the Eighth of and Seventh centuries who was influential in reforming convents across England, daughter of the Merican King Wulfhere.

Early notables include Richard de Warberton recorded in East Cheshire in 1412, Hamlet of Warburton recorded in Carrington recorded in 1593, and Thomas Warburton (1545-1620). A Richard Warborton married Joane Blagrove at St. James Clerkenwell in 1596. One of the families carries its pedigree back to the times of Edward VI.

Another related surname is Warbleton, from a parish in Sussex. An Osbert de Warbeltone was recorded in 1273. A Elyne Warbillton married James Caterall in 1155 at St. Dionis Backchurch.

Titled family members include the Egerton-Warbuton baronets and Viscount Ashbrook. The Warburton Baronetcy, was created in 1660 by King Charles II.

Colonel Peter Egerton-Warburton

Colonel Peter Egerton-Warburton (1813–1889)

Arley Hall

Arley Hall

Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Sir Peter Warburton

Sir Peter Warburton (c. 1540-1621), Justice of the Peace

1) (Warburton and Arley, co. Chester, bart., extinct 1813; founded by Adam de Dutton, feudal Lord of Warburton, temp. Henry II., Richard I., and King John: his grandson, Sir Peter de Dutton, assumed the, surname of Warburton temp. Edward II. His descendant, Sir Geoffrey Warburton, knighted temp. Henry VI., bore on his seal a cormorant, the basis of the existing coat. Sir Geoffrey de Warburton’s son, known as “Wise Piers Warburton,” erectcd the Mansion-house at Arley in 1469; Sir George Warburton, of Arley, was created a bart. 1660; Sir Peter Warburton, fifth bart., d. s. p., when the estates devolved under his will upon his great-nephew, Rowland Eyles Egerton, Esq., who assumed the additional surname and arms of Warburton). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. a chev. betw. three cormorants sa., for Warburton; 2nd, quarterly, ar. and gu., in the 2nd and 3rd quarters a fret or, for Dutton; 3rd, ar. two chevronels gu. on a canton of the second a mullet or, for Warburton, ancient. Crests— 1st: A Saracen's head affrontée couped at the shoulders ppr. wreathed about the temples ar. and gu. issuing therefrom three ostrich feathers or. Motto—Je voil droyt avoyre.
2) (Egerton-Warburton, Warburton and Arley, co. Chester). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. a chev. betw. three cormorants sa., for Wabburton; 2nd and 3rd, ar. a lion ramp. gu. betw. three pheons as., for Egerton. Crests—1st, Warburton: A Saracen's head affrontee couped at the shoulders ppr. round the temples a wreath ar. and gu. issuing therefrom three ostrich feathers or; 2nd, Egerton: Three arrows, two in saltire and one in pale or, headed and feathered sa. bound with a ribbon gu.
3) (Garryhinch, Kings co.). Ar. a chev. betw. three cormorants sa. Crest—A Saracen's head atfrontee couped at the shoulders ppr. round the temples a wreath ar. and gu. issuing therefrom three ostrich feathers or.
4) (co. Chester). Ar. two chev. and a canton gu.
5) (Cornish, co. Flint; Edwabd Warburton, Esq., of Cornish, temp. James I.; Fun. Ent. Ulster's Office, 1650, of his dau. Mary, wife of Captain Geoege St. Barbe, of White Parish, co. Wilts). Ar. a chev. betw. three cormorants sa.
6) (co. Lancaster). Ar. a chev. betw. three cormorants gu.
7) (co. Salop). Ar. a chev. sa. betw. three Cornish choughs ppr.
8) (London; Reg. by Molyneux, Ulster, as the arms of Elizabeth, dau. of John Warburton, of London, and wife of Balph Birkenshaw, Comptroller of the Musters of the King's Forces in Ireland, temp. James I). Quarterly, ar. and gu. in the flrst quarter a crescent sa., in the second and third a fret or, in the fess point a mullet of the third.

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Alan warburton commented on 05-Mar-2017
How and where would I be able to trace my warburton line all I know is my grandfather was from Kent or there about and if I'm correct his father of army orchestra my grandfather was born beginning of or early 1900''s be nice to know which coat of arms actually my family comes from as our name now is world wide
Ray Warburton commented on 05-Jan-2017
The origin of the Warburton name is the village of the same name: It is recorded in the Doomsday Book as Werburghtune which implies a Saxon (Mercian) fortified settlement named after St Werburgh (who has a tomb in Chester cathedral). It is on the Cheshire bank of the river Mersey, between Warrington and Altrincham, where it was positioned to control a ford. There is believed to have been a priory in the village in the 12th century, and half of land of the village was owned by the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem at that time. But there is no evidence the Priory was named after St Werburgh, although both current parish churches are. The village lands were inherited by Adam de Dutton in the 12th century, and his descendants adopted the style de Werberton when they built a manor house there in the 13th century. The family relocated from Warburton to Arley Hall near Northwich, Cheshire in the late 15th century. The Egerton-Warburtons inherited in 1813 when the last of the Warburton baronets died without sons. The lands went to a great nephew. They died out in the male line 1914 and the inheritance again passed down the female side to the current incumbent, Viscount Ashbrook (family name Flower).