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Veit Family History

Veit Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Veit (from Latin Vitus; see Vito ). Americanized form of German Veith a variant of 1 written thus to preserve the German pronunciation of th as t. Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the name in 1 above because of the Yiddish personal name Faytl ultimately related to Latin Vitalis (see Vitale ).

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

Similar surnames: Veil, Vest, Feit, Weit, Veith, Voit, Wein, Feig, Reif, Heit

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Where is the Veit family from?

You can see how Veit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Veit family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Veit families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 20 Veit families living in Ontario. This was about 83% of all the recorded Veit's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Veit families in 1911.
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What did your Veit ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Veit. 100% of Veit 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
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Veit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Veit 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Veit. 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 Veit. For the veterans among your Veit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Veit lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Veit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Veit in 1950 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

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