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Vera Family History

Vera Name Meaning

Spanish (especially southern Spain): habitational name from any of various places called Vera or La Vera, named with vera ‘river bank’.

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

Similar surnames: Pera, Vega, Vara, Veras, Verna, Vea, Vert, Vela, Vena, Mera

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Where is the Vera family from?

You can see how Vera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vera family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vera families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Vera family living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Vera's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Vera families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vera. 37% of Vera men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Vera women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vera were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Labrador
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Vera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vera 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Vera. 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 Vera. For the veterans among your Vera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vera lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Vera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Vera in 1944 was 22, and 67 in 2004.

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