Uren Family History
Uren Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin mostly in Cornwall): from the Old French personal name Ev(e)rin Eurin either a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Ever- (from the Germanic word for ‘boar’) such as Everard and Everwin (see Erwin ) or an alternative pronunciation of Everwin as /ju:rin/. In Cornwall this name would easily have been confused with the Breton personal name and surname in 2 below. Cornish (of Breton origin) and Welsh: from the Breton and Welsh personal name Ur(i)en (ultimately from British Celtic ōrbo- perhaps ‘orphan heir’ + gen- ‘born’). There is evidence for use of the Breton personal name in at least one Anglo-Norman family in Cheshire but in Cornwall it belonged initially at least to 16th-century Breton migrants some of whom also bore it as a surname. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from the definite singular form of ur from Old Norse urth ‘scree rock-strewn slope’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022