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Avenal Family History

Avenal Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Avena, Vinal, Aven, Veal, Ravenel, Agena, Vena, Arena, Avent, Avina

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Where is the Avenal family from?

You can see how Avenal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Avenal family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Avenal families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there was 1 Avenal family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Avenal's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Avenal families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Avenal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Avenal ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Avenal ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.


What Avenal family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 79 census records available for the last name Avenal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avenal 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 15 immigration records available for the last name Avenal. 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 military records available for the last name Avenal. For the veterans among your Avenal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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