Warr Family History

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Warr Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname for a soldier or for a belligerent person, from Old French (de la) werre, (de la) guerre ‘(of the) war’. Compare Delaware.

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

Similar surnames: Barr, Ware, Ward, Warm, Tarr, Marr, Parr, Darr, Farr, Narr

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Warr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Warr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Warr. 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


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Warr Family Origin

Where is the Warr family from?

Warr Family Occupations

What did your Warr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Warr family was Factory Hand. School, Gardener and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Warr. The most common Warr occupation in Canada was School. 24% of Warr's were Schools.

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  • School

  • Gardener

  • Carpenter

  • Factory Hand


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

Warr Historical Records

What Warr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Warr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Warr 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 112,000 immigration records available for the last name Warr. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Warr. For the veterans among your Warr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Warr Life Expectancy

What is the average Warr lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Warr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Warr in 1952 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Warr 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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