Wren Family History

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Wren Name Meaning

English: nickname from the bird, Middle English wrenne, probably in reference to its small size. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rinn ‘descendant of Rinn’, a personal name possibly derived from reann ‘spear’. Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh Uren.

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

Similar surnames: Uren, Kren, Brew, Wen, Wire, Buren, Lien, Wien, Gren, Wrenn

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Wren Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wren name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wren. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Wren Family Origin

Where is the Wren family from?

Wren Family Occupations

What did your Wren ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wren family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wren. The most common Wren occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wren's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wren ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wren Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 123,000 census records available for the last name Wren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wren census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Wren. 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 Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Wren. For the veterans among your Wren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wren Life Expectancy

What is the average Wren lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Wren in 1944 was 27, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wren ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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