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Veil Family History

Veil Name Meaning

German: variant of Feigel . English: occupational name from Old French de la veille ‘of the watch watchman’ with loss of de. There has been some confusion with the topographic name Vale and the nickname Veal . Compare Wake . Jewish (western Ashkenazic): variant of Weil .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Weil, Peil, Feil, Veit, Veal, Gell, Keil, Vail, Beil, Seil

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Where is the Veil family from?

You can see how Veil families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Veil family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Veil families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Veil families living in New Brunswick. This was about 54% of all the recorded Veil's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Veil families in 1911.
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What did your Veil ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Veil. 34% of Veil men worked as a Farmer and 56% of Veil women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Veil were Salesman and Servant. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Veil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Veil 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 807 immigration records available for the last name Veil. 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 Veil. For the veterans among your Veil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Veil lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Veil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Veil in 1956 was 59, and 52 in 2004.

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