Vernon Family History

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Vernon Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Vernon in Eure, France, named from the Gaulish element ver(n) ‘alder’ + the Gallo-Roman locative suffix -o (genitive -onis). French: habitational name from the same place as in 1 or from any of numerous other places in France with the same name and etymology.

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


Similar surnames: Vernor, Verdon, Perron, Varon, Overton, Verona, Verran, Verdin

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Vernon Family Origin

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Vernon Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Vernon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Vernon's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vernon. A less common occupation for the Vernon family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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Vernon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vernon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vernon 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Vernon. 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 Vernon. For the veterans among your Vernon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vernon Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Vernon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Vernon in 1943 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

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