Explore the Family Name Waring

The meaning of Waring

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Warren, from the Norman personal name Warin, derived from ancient Germanic Warino, a short form of various compound names based on the element warin ‘protection, shelter’ or ‘guard’. The name was popular in France and among the Normans (see Guerin).

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How common is the last name Waring in the United States?

Based on the Decennial U.S. Census, the popularity of the surname Waring saw a minor decrease between the years 2000 and 2010. The rank of the surname slipped from 7133 to 7671, marking a drop of 7.54%. However, the actual count of individuals bearing the surname increased slightly, moving from 4320 in 2000 to 4330 in 2010, a rise of 0.23%. The proportion of people with the Waring surname per 100,000 also dropped by 8.12%, declining from 1.6 to 1.47.

20002010Change
Rank#7,133#7,671-7.54%
Count4,3204,3300.23%
Proportion per 100k1.61.47-8.12%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Waring

In terms of ethnicity, based on the Decennial U.S. Census data, shifts can be observed in the ethnic identities associated with the surname Waring between 2000 and 2010. While the percentage of those identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian and Alaskan Native were both eliminated, there was an increase in the proportions of multiple races, Hispanic and Black groups. The proportion of those reporting two or more races increased by 17.07% to reach 1.92%; Hispanics grew by 86.18% to constitute 2.29% of the population with this surname; and the Black group rose by 5.39% to account for 21.71% of Warings. Meanwhile, the White ethnicity, although still dominating at 73.16%, experienced a decline of 3.56%.

20002010Change
White75.86%73.16%-3.56%
Black20.6%21.71%5.39%
Hispanic1.23%2.29%86.18%
Two or More Races1.64%1.92%17.07%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.53%0%0%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.14%0%0%

Waring ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Waring is British & Irish, which comprises 56.0% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are French & German (19.9%) and Scandinavian (3.9%). Additional ancestries include Ashkenazi Jewish, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, Nigerian, and Eastern European.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
British & Irish56.0%
French & German19.9%
Scandinavian3.9%
Other20.1%
Waring

Possible origins of the surname Waring

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Waring have recent ancestry locations all within United Kingdom.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Merseyside, United Kingdom82.60%
Greater London, United Kingdom82.60%
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom81.90%
West Midlands, United Kingdom81.90%
Glasgow City, United Kingdom81.90%

What Waring haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Waring is R-CTS241, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-CTS241 is descended from haplogroup R-M343. Other common haplogroups include R-M467 and I-M170, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Hinds, Rennie, Drew, Janes, Deering, Hatton, Donnell, Peel, Styles, Towers.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Waring surname are: H1, H, J1c. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

waringPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M343

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Waring have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Waring

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Waring" Surname 37.5%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Waring

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Waring" Surname 43.2%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Waring

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Waring" Surname 18.6%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Waring

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Waring" Surname 12.6%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Waring?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Waring are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

British & Irish 62.1%

23andMe Users 57.2%