Wren Family History

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Wren Name Meaning

English: nickname from the bird, Middle English wrenne, probably in reference to its small size. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rinn ‘descendant of Rinn’, a personal name possibly derived from reann ‘spear’. Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh Uren.

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


Similar surnames: Uren, Kren, Brew, Wen, Wire, Buren, Lien, Wien, Gren, Wrenn

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Wren Family Origin

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Wren Family Occupations

What did your Wren 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 Wren. 9% of Wren men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Wren women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wren were Police Constable and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    9%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Bricklayer
    5%
  • Police Constable
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%

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

Wren Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 123,000 census records available for the last name Wren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wren 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Wren. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Wren. For the veterans among your Wren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wren Life Expectancy

What is the average Wren lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Wren in 1944 was 27, and 71 in 2004.

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