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Vent Family History

Vent Name Meaning

Dutch (de Vent): nickname from Middle Dutch vennoot, or veynoot ‘colleague’, ‘apprentice’, ‘mate’, ‘guy’. Czech: from a reduced form of the Italian personal name Bonaventura.

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


Similar surnames: Avent, Vento, Gent, Ent, Ventre, Sens, Kent, Bent, Vena, Lent

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Where is the Vent family from?

You can see how Vent families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vent family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vent families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Vent families living in Massachusetts. This was about 27% of all the recorded Vent's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Vent families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vent surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vent ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vent. 30% of Vent men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Vent women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vent were Farm Operator and Saleslady. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    30%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Cook
    18%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Vent. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vent 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 829 immigration records available for the last name Vent. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Vent. For the veterans among your Vent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vent lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Vent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Vent in 1959 was 56, and 86 in 2004.

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