Ware Family History

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Ware Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river (Old English wær, wer), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Ware in Hertfordshire. nickname for a cautious person, from Middle English war(e) ‘wary’, ‘prudent’ (Old English (ge)wær).

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

Similar surnames: Wade, Wale, Wire, Hare, Mare, Fare, Wark, Way, Warne, Care

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Ware Family Origin

Where is the Ware family from?

Ware Family Occupations

What did your Ware ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ware family was Farmer. The most common Ware occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Ware's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ware.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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

Ware Historical Records

What Ware family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 308,000 census records available for the last name Ware. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ware 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Ware. 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 58,000 military records available for the last name Ware. For the veterans among your Ware ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ware Life Expectancy

What is the average Ware lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ware life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ware in 1942 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ware

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ware 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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