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Deren Name Meaning

Polish (Dereń): nickname or topographic name from dereń ‘cornus dogwood’. Flemish (mainly De Ren): possibly a variant of Derenne . Americanized form of German Dören (see Doren ) or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname such as Dern .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Doren, Buren, Geen, Dern, Degen, Deen, Maren, Bern, Dein, Leben

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Where is the Deren family from?

You can see how Deren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deren families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Deren family living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Deren's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Deren families in 1840.
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What did your Deren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deren. 28% of Deren men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Deren women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deren were Assembler and Nurse. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Assembler

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Laborer
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Deren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deren census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 843 immigration records available for the last name Deren. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 48,000 military records available for the last name Deren. For the veterans among your Deren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deren lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Deren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Deren in 1946 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

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