The Uran/Urin/Urann Surname

This is a genealogical site attempting to gather and distribute information on the descendants and ancestors of the Uran/Urin/Urann families who immigrated to the United States from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales prior to 1930.

It is also a world wide site for comparing Uran DNA lines from any country.

The Uran Surname Project©

The Uran/Urin/Urin Surname in the United States

The Uran Surname Project is a genealogical research site dedicated to the Uran/Urin/Urin surname in the United States and to Uran DNA lines throughout the world. It is an attempt to gather and distribute information on the descendants of William Urin of New Hampshire, and other Uran/Urin/Urann lines, who immigrated to the United States prior to 1930. I am updating Charles C. Whittier's 1910 Urann Family of New England for future publication.

The Uran Surname Project database currently has 3600 Uran/Urin/Urann individuals. If you are a Uran/Urin/Urann or a Uran/Urin/Urann descendant, please consider contributing your ancestry or descendancy. Any data submitted to the Uran Project will be cited to the contributor in the final publication and the contributor will be noted on the website. If you need help with your Uran/Urin/Urann research,

Click here to email Dr. Vella

Send any Uran/Urin/Urann descendancy data you want to contribute to the Uran Project (I can use Gedcom, TMG, FTM, PAF, Word/WordPerfect/Dos Text formats) to the above email address. I use The Master Genealogist V. 7 as my genealogy program.

Genealogical Proof in the Current Uran Database

I have been collecting this Uran/Urin/Urann data for the last 15 years. I have fairly solid genealogical evidence (birth records, etc.) for the first 7 generations of the early Uran families, mostly prior to 1850.  Much of the Uran data after 1850 is census based. Source citations are available for those who contact me. I have also included every Uran reference I have ever discovered in 15 years of research in the hope that others may use the data to help solve some of the ongoing research into the Uran surname. I have had many contributors who have sent Uran data, at times without citations or proof. Including everything, which has been my practice, obviously opens the door to an increase in invalid data. Remember that second hand genealogical data is not genealogical proof. This constitutes a warning to all Uran researchers using this data. Having said this, I believe that this database is the single best research compilation of American Uran genealogical data and Uran DNA data available anywhere.

The Current Work:

I am currently compiling all Uran surname references in all of the US Censuses:

Censuses so far completed: 

Current Census Project:  1790

Bibliography: Sources and Census Data

Bibliography and Sources for the Uran Surname Project
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Join the world wide Uran/Urin/Urann DNA Database

The Uran DNA Project
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FamilyTree DNA

Current Member Count: One  Contributors

There is currently one Uran line: William Urin

We still need Uran/Urin/Urann surname volunteers
to definitively prove this.

Please consider volunteering.

Uran DNA Project: Current Results
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The following Uran genealogical index includes all of the known descendants of William Urin of NH. My private Uran Database contains substantially more data (with pictures, census data, bibliographies, and extensive source citations) than the Birth, Marriage, and Death information given on this website. There are 3260 Uran descendants in the database .

Double clicking on any surname in blue in any index will transfer you to their descendants or ancestors.

Master Index

Surname Index

Master Place Index

Search for any name in the Uran Database (names in quotes are more specifically searched).
Once a page is found, double clicking on a blue highlighted name takes you to that name.

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If you discover any information that you believe to be in error, please email me the corrections.
If you discover any duplicate individuals, please let me know.

Privacy Policy: Only names of living Urans are listed, with no birthdates or places. All dates and places are available in my private Uran database. If you want to remove any living individual in the online Uran Project, simply let me know.

Uran Surname Web Links

Genforum Uran site

Here's how to subscribe to Uran List Server on Rootsweb: Send a message to


that contains (in the Body of the Message) the command "subscribe" and no additional text (if you have difficulty removing your signature lines, you can put the word "quit" on the line after "subscribe").

You will receive a Welcome message providing full details for sending messages to this group.

Compiler Charles J. Vella, Ph.D.

San Francisco, CA 

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