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Verity Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): nickname for a truthful person, or perhaps rather for someone who was in the habit of insisting repeatedly on the truth of the stories he told, from Middle English verite ‘truth(fulness)’ (Old French verité). The surname may sometimes have been acquired by someone who had acted the part of the personified quality of Truth in a mystery play or pageant.

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

Similar surnames: Verry, Everett, Verley, Merritt, Crite, Avery, Averitte, Tritz

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Verity Family Origin

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Verity Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Verity occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Verity's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Verity family was Carpenter. Farmer, Fisherman and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Verity.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Farm Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Verity Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Verity. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Verity 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Verity. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Verity. For the veterans among your Verity ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Verity Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Verity life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Verity in 1948 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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