Veitch Family History

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Veitch Name Meaning

Scottish (Norman): from a derivative of Latin vacca ‘cow’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a cowherd or a nickname for a gentle person.

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

Similar surnames: Leitch, Fitch, Weith, Keith, Reith, Leith, Eisch, Eich, Leach, Veit

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Veitch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Veitch name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Veitch Family Origin

Where is the Veitch family from?

Veitch Family Occupations

What did your Veitch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Veitch family was Miner. The most common Veitch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Veitch's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Veitch.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Miner


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

Veitch Historical Records

What Veitch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Veitch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Veitch 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Veitch. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Veitch. For the veterans among your Veitch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Veitch Life Expectancy

What is the average Veitch lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Veitch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Veitch in 1952 was 51, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Veitch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Veitch 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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