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Origins of the Warren surname

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What does the name Warren mean?

The Warren surname is English. It chiefly originates in two particular ways. Firstly, it is a geographic name and refers to someone who hails from the French town of 'Varennes' (known in Old French as 'de Gwarenne'). It can also relate to the Anglo-French'warenne' and be given to someone who lives at or keeps a game reserve.

Alternative variations of the name Warren

Warren, Waren, Warin, Warrin, Warron

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Where do most Warrens live?

In 1921, most Warrens lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Warrens

How common is your surname?

168th most common surname in the UK

We have 206,000 records for the Warren surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Warrens most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Williamses

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What are the most common Warren first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Warren family members

Common jobs for Warrens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Warrens in 1921
Dressmaker

977

Laundress

609

Domestic Servant

513

General Servant Domestic

464

Living On Own Means

425

Common Male occupations for Warrens in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

1,150

General Labourer

711

Carpenter

590

Farmer

585

Farm Labourer

576

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