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Veen Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for a moorland dweller, from Middle Low German ven ‘moor’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of ten farmsteads named Ven, from Old Norse vin ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Venn, Sveen, Vee, Osen, Lien, Roen, Keen, Oen, Reek, Geen

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Where is the Veen family from?

You can see how Veen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Veen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Veen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Veen family living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Veen's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Veen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Veen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Veen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Veen. 27% of Veen men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Veen women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Veen were Carpenter and Dishwasher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    36%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Dishwasher
    15%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Veen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Veen 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Veen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Veen. For the veterans among your Veen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Veen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Veen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Veen in 1960 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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