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Ventura Family History

Ventura Name Meaning
Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): from a medieval personal name, a short form of Bonaventura or Buenaventura, meaning ‘good fortune’, or, in the case of the Italian name, a nickname from ventura ‘fortune’, ‘luck’. The name Bonaventura was borne in honor of a saint (1221–74) who was given this nickname by St. Francis of Assisi when he cured him miraculously as a child.

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

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Name Distribution of Ventura Families

  • Number of Ventura families
     35 - 68
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ventura families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ventura families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ventura Family Origin

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Ventura Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ventura

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Ventura Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Ventura Civil War Service Records

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