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Ventura Family History

Ventura Name Meaning

Italian Spanish Catalan and Portuguese: from a medieval personal name a short form of Bonaventura or Buenaventura meaning ‘good fortune’ and in the case of the Italian name also a nickname from ventura ‘fortune luck’. Jewish (from Italy): from a personal name based on Italian ventura ‘fortune luck’.

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


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

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Where is the Ventura family from?

You can see how Ventura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ventura family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ventura families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ventura family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Ventura's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Ventura families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ventura surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ventura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ventura. 28% of Ventura men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Ventura women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ventura were New Worker 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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Proprietor
    3%
  • New Worker
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    9%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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