Velez Family History

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Velez Name Meaning

Spanish (Vélez): patronymic from the personal name Vela. Spanish (Vélez): habitational name from any of various places in Andalusia called Vélez. Portuguese (Velez, Velêz): unexplained. It may be a habitational name from Vellés in Salamanca.

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

Similar surnames: Vales, Veliz, Perez, Vale, Velten, Tellez, Veley, Verley, Pelaez

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Velez Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Velez name?

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

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  • Spain


  • Portugal


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • England & Wales


  • France


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Velez Family Origin

Where is the Velez family from?

Velez Family Occupations

What did your Velez ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Velez occupation in the USA was Cigarette Maker. 100% of Velez's were Cigarette Makers.

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  • Cigarette Maker


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Velez Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 122,000 census records available for the last name Velez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Velez 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Velez. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Velez. For the veterans among your Velez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Velez Life Expectancy

What is the average Velez lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Velez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Velez in 1946 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Velez

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Velez 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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