This English surname of Ware is the Old English surname of Ware comes from the term ‘waer’ which refers to a cautious or suspicious person. The spelling variation for Ware is Wares. In England the county of Devon to the southwest has high population of Ware families. There are many also in the city of London, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Somerset and into Wales in Glamorgan. In Scotland, the Ware families are in Roxburghshire, Midlothian, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire. Within the United States the Ware surname is found across the eastern half of the country. The greatest numbers are in the southern states including Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Famous: DeMarcus Ware (football player), James Ware (professional wrestler), Mike Ware (ice hockey player from Canada), William Ware (writer), Rick Ware (race car driver), Herta Ware (actress), Chris Ware (cartoonist) and Michael Ware (journalist from Australia).