Warren Family History

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Warren Name Meaning

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. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a game park, or an occupational name for someone employed in one, from Anglo-Norman French warrene or Middle English wareine ‘warren’, ‘piece of land for breeding game’. Irish: adopted as an Englsih 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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Warren Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Warren name?

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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Warren Family Origin

Where is the Warren family from?

Warren Family Occupations

What did your Warren ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Warren occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Warren's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Warren. A less common occupation for the Warren family was Servant.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Labourer

  • Servant


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Warren Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Warren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Warren 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 96,000 immigration records available for the last name Warren. 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 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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Warren Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Warren 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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