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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Carman

    2%

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

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Wren Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wren

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