Veenstra Family History

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Veenstra Name Meaning

Frisian: habitational name for someone from a place called Veen, or topographic name from veen ‘pit’, ‘moor’. Compare Feenstra.

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


Similar surnames: Feenstra, Tuinstra, Rienstra, Hoekstra, Genser, Poelstra, Terpstra

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Veenstra Family Origin

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Veenstra Family Occupations

What did your Veenstra ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Veenstra. The most common Veenstra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Veenstra's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Veenstra family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Carpenter

    20%
  • Shoemaker

    20%
  • Baker

    10%

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

Veenstra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Veenstra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Veenstra 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 Veenstra. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Veenstra. For the veterans among your Veenstra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Veenstra Life Expectancy

What is the average Veenstra lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Veenstra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Veenstra in 1963 was 72, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Veenstra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Veenstra 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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