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Vining Name Meaning

English:: from a southern dialectal form of an Old English personal name Finning a derivative of the Old English male personal name Finn; see Finn . perhaps a variant of Fenning . habitational name from Fyning in Rogate (Sussex) perhaps from Old English fīning ‘place where wood is heaped’ (Old English fīn ‘heap pile of wood’ + the noun forming suffix -ing).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Sinning, Ning, Hirning, Venning, Virnig, Twining, Ping, Arning, Hoing

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Where is the Vining family from?

You can see how Vining families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vining family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vining families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 46 Vining families living in Massachusetts. This was about 37% of all the recorded Vining's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Vining families in 1840.
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What did your Vining ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vining. 24% of Vining men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Vining women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vining were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Vining. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vining census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Vining. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Vining. For the veterans among your Vining ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vining lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Vining life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Vining in 1942 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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