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Uren Name Meaning

Welsh and Cornish: from a Brythonic personal name Orbogenos (probably ‘of privileged birth’), recorded as Urbgen and Urgen in Old Welsh and later as Urien, and as Urbien and Urien in Old Breton. The first element is unexplained; the second represents the root gen ‘birth’, ‘born’. In Cornwall the name may be a survival from the Celtic period or, more probably, a reimportation from Brittany. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, so named from the definite singular form of ur, from Old Norse urð ‘scree’, ‘rock-strewn slope’.

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


Similar surnames: Ure, Oren, Osen, Buren, Ouren, Wren, Ren, Oen, Gren, Ree

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Where is the Uren family from?

You can see how Uren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Uren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Uren families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Uren family living in Wisconsin Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Uren's in the USA. Wisconsin Territory had the highest population of Uren families in 1840.
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What did your Uren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Uren. 19% of Uren men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Uren women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Uren were Truck Driver and Clerical.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerical
    8%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Uren. For the veterans among your Uren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Uren lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Uren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Uren in 1946 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

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