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Veal Name Meaning

nickname for an old man, or for the elder of two bearers of the same personal name, from Anglo-Norman French viel ‘old’ (Old French vieil). metonymic occupational name for a calf-herd or nickname for a docile, calf-like person, from Anglo-Norman French ve(e)l ‘calf’ (Old French veel).

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


Similar surnames: Seal, Beal, Real, Bean, Vial, Veil, Leal, Gehl, Veale, Vea

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Where is the Veal family from?

You can see how Veal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Veal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Veal families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 45 Veal families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Veal's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Veal families in 1911.
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What did your Veal ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Veal. 58% of Veal men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    58%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Bricklayer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Veal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Veal 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Veal. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Veal. For the veterans among your Veal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Veal lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Veal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Veal in 1945 was 25, and 68 in 2004.

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