Velten Family History

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Velten Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a vernacular form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine). Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, mainly in Hedmark, named with velte ‘log pile’.

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

Similar surnames: Felten, Ellen, Velde, Veen, Elsen, Belter, Venter, Alten, Reiten

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Velten Family Origin

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Velten Family Occupations

What did your Velten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Velten family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Velten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Velten's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Velten.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Butcher

  • Cabinet Maker


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Velten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Velten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Velten 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 987 immigration records available for the last name Velten. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Velten. For the veterans among your Velten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Velten Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Velten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Velten in 1952 was 60, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Velten 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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