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Vena Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name most likely from Vena di Maida in Catanzaro province or Vena di Ionadi in Vibo Valentia province but possibly also from any of numerous minor places so named from vena ‘vein vein of water’ (from Latin vena) or from a shortened form of avena ‘oats’.

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


Similar surnames: Vea, Vela, Avena, Lena, Vera, Vina, Verna, Cena, Vega, Perna

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Where is the Vena family from?

You can see how Vena families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vena family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vena families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Vena families living in Virginia. This was about 75% of all the recorded Vena's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Vena families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vena surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vena ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vena. 28% of Vena men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Vena women worked as a Dressmaker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vena were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Dressmaker
    18%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • New Worker
    18%
  • Seamstress
    12%
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What Vena family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Vena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vena 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Vena. 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 916 military records available for the last name Vena. For the veterans among your Vena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vena lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Vena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Vena in 1954 was 52, and 87 in 2004.

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