Venn Family History

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Venn Name Meaning

English (southwest): topographic name for someone who lived in a low-lying marshy area, a variant of Fenn. German: topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German venne ‘pit’, ‘moor’, or ‘water meadow’.

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

Similar surnames: Fenn, Veen, Henn, Vann, Penn, Senn, Benn, Ovens, Genn, Wein

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Venn Family Origin

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Venn Family Occupations

What did your Venn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Venn. A less common occupation for the Venn family was Baker. The most common Venn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Venn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Baker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Venn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Venn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Venn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Venn 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Venn. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Venn. For the veterans among your Venn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Venn Life Expectancy

What is the average Venn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Venn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Venn in 1962 was 83, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Venn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Venn 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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