Ventura Family History

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Ventura Name Meaning

Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): from a medieval personal name, a short form of Bonaventura or Buenaventura, meaning ‘good fortune’, or, in the case of the Italian name, a nickname from ventura ‘fortune’, ‘luck’. The name Bonaventura was borne in honor of a saint (1221–74) who was given this nickname by St. Francis of Assisi when he cured him miraculously as a child.

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

Similar surnames: Venturi, Ventre, Venturo, Bonura, Venter, Vento, Ventry, Vancura

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Ventura Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ventura name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ventura. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Portugal


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Ventura Family Origin

Where is the Ventura family from?

Ventura Family Occupations

What did your Ventura ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ventura. A less common occupation for the Ventura family was Rancher. The most common Ventura occupation in the USA was Laborer. 40% of Ventura's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Miner

  • Rancher


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

Ventura Historical Records

What Ventura family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Ventura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ventura 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Ventura. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ventura. For the veterans among your Ventura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ventura Life Expectancy

What is the average Ventura lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ventura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1950. The average life expectancy for Ventura in 1942 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ventura

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ventura 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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