Waring Family History

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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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Waring Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Waring name?

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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Waring Family Origin

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Waring Family Occupations

What did your Waring ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Waring occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 3% of Waring's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waring. A less common occupation for the Waring family was Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Labourer


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

Waring Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Waring. 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 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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Waring Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waring

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waring 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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