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Venier Name Meaning

French: Norman variant of Guenier, from a Germanic personal name, Wanhari. Italian: from the personal name Venerio (from Latin Venerius), which became popular, especially in Venice, as a result of the cult of San Venerio. The surname is also found in Greece, mainly in the form Venieris and the patronymic derivatives Venierakis and Venieratos.

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


Similar surnames: Venner, Venter, Denier, Vernier, Jenner, Verdier, Wenner, Renier

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Where is the Venier family from?

You can see how Venier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Venier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Venier families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Venier families living in Michigan. This was about 39% of all the recorded Venier's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Venier families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Venier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Venier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Venier. 48% of Venier men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Venier women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Venier were Farmer and Housewife.

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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
    48%
  • Painter
    12%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Venier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Venier 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 827 immigration records available for the last name Venier. 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 332 military records available for the last name Venier. For the veterans among your Venier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Venier lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Venier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Venier in 1958 was 63, and 88 in 2004.

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