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Veenstra Family History

Veenstra Name Meaning
Frisian: habitational name for someone from a place called Veen, or topographic name from veen ‘pit’, ‘moor’. Compare Feenstra.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

90,827 Historical Documents with Veenstra on Ancestry.com
45,504 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
533 Military Records
1,201 Immigration Records
3,170 Census and Voter Lists
40,419 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Veenstra Families

  • Number of Veenstra families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Veenstra families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Veenstra last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Veenstra census records

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Veenstra Family Origin

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Veenstra Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Veenstra families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Veenstra

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Veenstra Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Veenstra census records

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Military Service by Veenstra

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