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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.

Posted by Jean Powers at 09/06/2011 08:00:00 AM | 


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I read today's Name Origins with great interest, as my family ancestry has a lot of men in it who are named Joseph Warren, except that's their full name, not first and middle name. One of them, my g4 grandfather, served in the Revolutionary War, but as a private (he was a kid - born in 1760) and upon searching a bit, it appears that he was a 2nd cousin, once removed to General Warren. Thank you for providing me with a little insight into the Warren family. I likely wouldn't have found that connection any time soon, otherwise.
Posted by: Roxanne Richardson ( Email ) at 9/6/2011 9:40 AM


This post has helped me to have another perspective. I am researching this topic for a paper I am writing. Your article provided me great insight of my topic.
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