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Warnes Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): variant of Warne with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Warner, Barnes, Farnes, Garness, Haynes, Harner, Warne, Gares, Wares

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Where is the Warnes family from?

You can see how Warnes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Warnes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Warnes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 13 Warnes families living in Illinois. This was about 20% of all the recorded Warnes's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Warnes families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Warnes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Warnes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Warnes. 10% of Warnes men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Warnes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Warnes were Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Cowman
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Warnes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Warnes 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Warnes. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Warnes. For the veterans among your Warnes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Warnes lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Warnes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Warnes in 1958 was 52, and 74 in 2003.

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