When John Withers Uren III was born in 1832, in Madron, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Uren Jr., was 33 and his mother, Mary Ann Withers, was 27. He married Isabella Lowes about 1852, in Oxford, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 2 April 1867, in West Oxford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 35, and was buried in North Oxford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada.
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.
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.
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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