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Name Origins: JOSEPH WARREN

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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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JOSEPH WARREN (m): Many patriotic American parents named sons for Gen. Dr. Joseph Warren (1741–1775), a Patriot leader who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Paul Revere named a son Joseph Warren Revere (1777–1868), and father and son founded the Revere Copper Company in 1801 in Canton, Massachusetts. The company, now known as Revere Copper Products, produces Revere Ware. A search of the 1850 census for men with the first and middle names of Joseph Warren produced Joseph Warren Homer (born in New Hampshire in 1776), Joseph Warren Day (born in Maine in 1817), and Joseph Warren Royer (born in Pennsylvania in 1821), among others. If your Canadian ancestor was named “Joseph Warren” Smith, chances are his family had not been north of the border long.

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