Last name: UREN

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UREN : This last name is indexed 26,046 times on Geneanet!

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UREN : 1: English (of Norman origin mostly in Cornwall): from the Old French personal name Ev(e)rin Eurin either a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Ever- (from the Germanic word for ‘boar’) such as Everard and Everwin (see Erwin) or an alternative pronunciation of Everwin as /ju:rin/. In Cornwall this name would easily have been confused with the Breton personal name and surname in 2 below.2: Cornish (of Breton origin) and Welsh: from the Breton and Welsh personal name Ur(i)en (ultimately from British Celtic ōrbo- perhaps ‘orphan heir’ + gen- ‘born’). There is evidence for use of the Breton personal name in at least one Anglo-Norman family in Cheshire but in Cornwall it belonged initially at least to 16th-century Breton migrants some of whom also bore it as a surname.3: Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from the definite singular form of ur from Old Norse urth ‘scree rock-strewn slope’.

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