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Waring Name Meaning

English: from the Norman personal name Warin, derived from Germanic war(in) ‘guard’, and used as a short form of various compound names with this first element. Compare, for example, Warner 2. The name was popular in France and among the Normans, partly as a result of the popularity of the Carolingian lay Guérin de Montglave.

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


Similar surnames: Harding, Bering, Goring, Spring, Haring, Garin, Fearing, Walling

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Where is the Waring family from?

You can see how Waring families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waring family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Waring families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,582 Waring families living in Lancashire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Waring's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Waring families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Waring surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Waring ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Waring. 11% of Waring men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Waring women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waring were Cotton Weaver 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
    11%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Motor Driver
    4%
  • Cotton Weaver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Cotton Weaver
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Census Records

There are 96,000 census records available for the last name Waring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waring census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Waring. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Waring. For the veterans among your Waring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waring lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Waring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Waring in 1941 was 70, and 77 in 2004.

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