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The WARREN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 147,906 166 0.055 548
United States (1880 census) 36,010 140 0.072 720
Change since 1880 +111896 -26 -0.017 -172
Other Countries
Australia 6,741 187 0.041 412
United Kingdom 25,155 206 0.055 548

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of WARREN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the WARREN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the WARREN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of WARREN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 636 0.43
White (Caucasian) 107,232 72.5
Black/African American 34,151 23.09
Mixed Race 2,544 1.72
White (Hispanic) 2,174 1.47
Native American/Alaskan 1,183 0.8

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the WARREN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of WARREN in historical publications

From Guarenna or Varenna, in the county of Calais, in Normandy, whence they came into England with William the Conqueror. The primary sense of the word is to stop, hold, or repel, to guard, keep off.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

WARREN. William de Warene, ov Warrena, who married Gundrada, a daughter of Willia7n the Conqueror, received great possessions in Sussex, Surrey, Norfolk, Suffolk, &c., and became progenitor of the Earls of Warenne and Surrey. His chief seat, anterior to the Conquest, was at Bellencombre, a small town in the arrondissemeut of Dieppe, in Normandy, on the little river Yarcnne. By this name the town itself was anciently known, until upon the ci-ection of a fortress upon an artificial mound, or heMus cumvlus, it received, from that circumstance, the appellation of Bellencombre. Arch. Journ., iii., 6. The Norman de Warenues were doubtless progenitors of many existing families of Warren ; but it must not be forgotten that the surname may ha■e a totally different source, namely, n-arren — which Bailey defines as, " a franchize or place privileged by the king for keeping conies, hares, partridges, pheasants, &c.;" though the phrase is now more commonly applied to a colony

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to WARREN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as WARREN.

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Potential typos for WARREN

The following words are slight variants of WARREN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.