Virtue Family History

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Virtue Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English, Old French vertu ‘moral worth’; ‘goodness’ (Latin virtus ‘manliness’, ‘valor’, ‘worth’). This may have been bestowed on a good or pious person, it may alternatively have been a sarcastic nickname for a prig, or it may have been borne by someone who had played the part of Virtue in a medieval mystery play.

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

Similar surnames: Ventre, Prue, Porte, Brue, Tarte, Vigue, Marte, Vint, Girton, Virant

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Virtue Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Virtue name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Virtue. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Virtue Family Origin

Where is the Virtue family from?

Virtue Family Occupations

What did your Virtue ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Virtue occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Virtue's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Virtue family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Virtue.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Virtue ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Virtue Historical Records

What Virtue family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Virtue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Virtue 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 Virtue. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Virtue. For the veterans among your Virtue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Virtue Life Expectancy

What is the average Virtue lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Virtue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Virtue in 1961 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Virtue

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Virtue ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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