When John Collins Warren was born on 1 August 1778, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Dr John Warren, was 25 and his mother, Abigail Collins, was 18. He married Susan Powell Mason on 17 November 1803, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 May 1856, in his hometown, at the age of 77, and was buried in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
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 ).
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