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

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Wren Family Origin

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Wren Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

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Wren Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wren

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