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Uren Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin mostly in Cornwall): from the Old French personal name Ev(e)rin Eurin either a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Ever- (from the Germanic word for ‘boar’) such as Everard and Everwin (see Erwin ) or an alternative pronunciation of Everwin as /ju:rin/. In Cornwall this name would easily have been confused with the Breton personal name and surname in 2 below. Cornish (of Breton origin) and Welsh: from the Breton and Welsh personal name Ur(i)en (ultimately from British Celtic ōrbo- perhaps ‘orphan heir’ + gen- ‘born’). There is evidence for use of the Breton personal name in at least one Anglo-Norman family in Cheshire but in Cornwall it belonged initially at least to 16th-century Breton migrants some of whom also bore it as a surname. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from the definite singular form of ur from Old Norse urth ‘scree rock-strewn slope’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ure, Oren, Osen, Buren, Ouren, Wren, Ren, Oen, Gren, Ree

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You can see how Uren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Uren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Uren families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 643 Uren families living in Cornwall. This was about 71% of all the recorded Uren's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Uren families in 1891.
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What did your Uren ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Uren. 18% of Uren men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Uren women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Uren were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Retired
  • Gardener
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid House Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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What is the average Uren lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Uren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Uren in 1946 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

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