French forces led by Napoleon conquered Spain but the Spanish regained control in 1814.
1808 · Peninsular war
War against Napolean was met with great resistance by Spanish nationalists, with help from British troops, Spain force French out of the peninsula.
An old name, the same as Waring or Guerin, who came with William the Conqueror, a name probably connected with the Waernas or Wernas, the Varini or Verini, a people of the Elbe, or perhaps from Anglo-Saxon "waring," or "wering," a heap, mound, rampart
Joana Maria Arin, "España, bautismos, 1502-1940"
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