Last Name WARREN

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Meaning Local: At the warren, from residence by or in the privileged inclosure for rabits, hares, patridges, etc. Also could be the son of Warin.
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.
Origin English, Jewish, Irish, Austrian, Belgian, South african

Rank 166 (2000 US census) 138 (1990 US census)
Count 147,906 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 72.5%, or 107232 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 23.09%, or 34151 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.43%, or 636 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.8%, or 1183 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.72%, or 2544 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.47%, or 2174 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


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