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Veit Family History

Veit Name Meaning

German: from the name of St. Veit (Latin Vitus), patron saint against fire. In many cases this is an altered spelling of the variant Veith, written thus to preserve the German pronunciation of th as t.

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


Similar surnames: Veil, Vest, Feit, Weit, Veith, Voit, Wein, Feig, Reif, Heit

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Where is the Veit family from?

You can see how Veit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Veit family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Veit families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 84 Veit families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Veit's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Veit families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Veit surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Veit ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Veit. 15% of Veit men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Veit women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Veit were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Veit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Veit 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Veit. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Veit. For the veterans among your Veit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Veit lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Veit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Veit in 1950 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

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