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Warne Family History

Warne Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Devon, first recorded in 1194 as Wagefen, apparently from an Old English derivative of wagian ‘to shake or quiver’ + fen ‘bog’, ‘marsh’.

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

Similar surnames: Arne, Ware, Wayne, Carne, Warner, Watne, Wire, Tarte, Borne, Warn

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Where is the Warne family from?

You can see how Warne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Warne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Warne families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 13 Warne families living in New Jersey. This was about 35% of all the recorded Warne's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Warne families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Warne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Warne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Warne. 19% of Warne men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Warne women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Warne were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Warne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Warne 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Warne. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Warne. For the veterans among your Warne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Warne lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Warne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Warne in 1946 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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