Uren Family History

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Uren Name Meaning

Welsh and Cornish: from a Brythonic personal name Orbogenos (probably ‘of privileged birth’), recorded as Urbgen and Urgen in Old Welsh and later as Urien, and as Urbien and Urien in Old Breton. The first element is unexplained; the second represents the root gen ‘birth’, ‘born’. In Cornwall the name may be a survival from the Celtic period or, more probably, a reimportation from Brittany. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, so named from the definite singular form of ur, from Old Norse urð ‘scree’, ‘rock-strewn slope’.

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

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

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Uren Family Origin

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Uren Family Occupations

What did your Uren ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Tin Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Uren. A less common occupation for the Uren family was Charwoman. The most common Uren occupation in the UK was Tin Miner. 14% of Uren's were Tin Miners.

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  • Tin Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Charwoman


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

Uren Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Uren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Uren 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Uren. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Uren. For the veterans among your Uren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Uren Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Uren 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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