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Urness Family History

Urness Name Meaning
Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, most of them named with Old Norse urð ‘scree’, ‘rock-strewn slope’ + nes ‘promontory’, ‘headland’. In Sogne, the original name is Ornes, denoting a farmstead on or near a jutting headland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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114 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Urness Families

  • Number of Urness families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Urness families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Urness last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Urness Family Origin

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Urness Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Urness

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Urness Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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