Veit Family History

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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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Veit Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Veit name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Veit. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Veit Family Origin

Where is the Veit family from?

Veit Family Occupations

What did your Veit ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Butcher and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Veit. A less common occupation for the Veit family was Laborer. The most common Veit occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Veit's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Veit Historical Records

What Veit family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Veit Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Veit

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Veit ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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