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Verna Family History

Verna Name Meaning

Italian: probably a habitational name from any of various places called Verna; otherwise, a shortened form of Averna (unexplained) or a variant of Berna.

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


Similar surnames: Vera, Serna, Perna, Verni, Verno, Verona, Vena, Pera, Berna, Taverna

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Where is the Verna family from?

You can see how Verna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Verna family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Verna families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Verna family living in Louisiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Verna's in USA. Louisiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Verna families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Verna surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Verna ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Verna. 15% of Verna men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Verna women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Verna were Carpenter and Packer. .

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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
    15%
  • Tailor
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    13%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Packer
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Verna. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Verna. For the veterans among your Verna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Verna lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Verna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Verna in 1949 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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