Urness Family History

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Urness Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, most of them named with Old Norse urð ‘scree’, ‘rock-strewn slope’ + nes ‘promontory’, ‘headland’. In Sogne, the original name is Ornes, denoting a farmstead on or near a jutting headland.

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


Similar surnames: Furness, Garness, Ness, Burtness, Osness, Otness, Axness, Ress, Gress

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Urness Family Origin

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Urness Family Occupations

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  • Farming

    50%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Sheriff Douglas

    25%

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In 1880, the most common Urness occupation in the USA was Farming. 50% of Urness's were Farmings. A less common occupation for the Urness family was Sheriff Douglas. Farming and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Urness.

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Urness Life Expectancy

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