Veal Family History

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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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Veal Family Origin

Where is the Veal family from?

Veal Family Occupations

What did your Veal ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Veal family was Farm Labourer. The most common Veal occupation in Canada was Farmer. 18% of Veal's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Veal.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Student

  • Farm Labourer


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

Veal Historical Records

What Veal family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Veal Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Veal

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Veal 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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