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Veale Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall) and Irish (Waterford): variant of Veal . This is the usual form of the surname in Ireland where it has been Gaelicized as de Bhial.

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

Similar surnames: Vale, Veal, Deale, Veals, Beale, Neale, Vealey, Seale, Helle, Peale

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Where is the Veale family from?

You can see how Veale families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Veale family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Veale families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Veale families living in Virginia. This was about 31% of all the recorded Veale's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Veale families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Veale surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Veale ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Veale. 21% of Veale men worked as a Farmer and 26% of Veale women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Veale were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Veale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Veale 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Veale. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Veale. For the veterans among your Veale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Veale lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Veale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Veale in 1958 was 49, and 82 in 2004.

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