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Venner Name Meaning

English (west country): topographic name for someone who lived by a fen or marsh, a variant of Fenner, reflecting the voicing of f that was characteristic of southwestern dialects of Middle English. English: occupational name for a huntsman, from Old French veneo(u)r (Latin venator, a derivative of venari ‘to hunt’). Dutch and North German: topographic name for someone living by a pit, moor, or fen, from Venn + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant, or a habitational name for someone from places called Venn or Venne.

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

Similar surnames: Penner, Denner, Jenner, Kenner, Fenner, Henner, Renner, Menner

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Where is the Venner family from?

You can see how Venner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Venner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Venner families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Venner families living in Indiana. This was about 30% of all the recorded Venner's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Venner families in 1840.
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What did your Venner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Venner. 22% of Venner men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Venner women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Venner were Manager and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Social Worker
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Venner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Venner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Venner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Venner. For the veterans among your Venner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Venner lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Venner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Venner in 1957 was 54, and 88 in 2004.

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