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Veley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Velly in Devon. Americanized form of Dutch Viele .

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


Similar surnames: Verley, Eley, Axley, Velez, Pedley, Ailey, Emley, Utley, Demey, Selby

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Where is the Veley family from?

You can see how Veley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Veley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Veley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Veley family living in Indiana. This was about 20% of all the recorded Veley's in USA. Indiana and 4 other states had the highest population of Veley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Veley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Veley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Veley. 46% of Veley men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Veley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Veley were Farm Laborer and Waitress. .

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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
    46%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farm Hand
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    31%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Veley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Veley 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 257 immigration records available for the last name Veley. 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 578 military records available for the last name Veley. For the veterans among your Veley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Veley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Veley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Veley in 1956 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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