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Warren Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Warin Werin a borrowing of ancient Germanic Warino a short form of various compound names based on the element warin ‘protection shelter’ or ‘guard’. Compare Waring . English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from La Varrenne in Seine-Maritime France named with a Gaulish element probably descriptive of alluvial land or sandy soil. This was the name of a major Norman family after the Conquest. In Ireland this name has been Gaelicized as Bharain. Irish: adopted as an English form of Gaelic Ó Murnáin (see Murnane Warner ).

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


Similar surnames: Farren, Warden, Carden, Garret, Barre, Warner, Waren, Maren, Carrel

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Where is the Warren family from?

You can see how Warren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Warren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Warren families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 409 Warren families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Warren's in USA. New York had the highest population of Warren families in 1840.
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What did your Warren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Warren. 17% of Warren men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Warren women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Warren were Truck Driver 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
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 96,000 immigration records available for the last name Warren. 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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There are 185,000 military records available for the last name Warren. For the veterans among your Warren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Warren lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Warren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Warren in 1940 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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