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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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Where is the Venn family from?

You can see how Venn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Venn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Venn families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Venn families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Venn's in USA. New York had the highest population of Venn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Venn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Venn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Venn. 25% of Venn men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Venn women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Venn were Farming and Teacher. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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