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Vel Family History

Vel Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Vela, Vea, Bel, Vey, Veal, Velo, Veil, Viel, Vee, Bell

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Where is the Vel family from?

You can see how Vel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vel family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Vel families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 6 Vel families living in Alabama. This was 100% of all the recorded Vel's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Vel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Inst was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Vel. 100% of Vel women worked as an Inst. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1921

  • Inst
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Vel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vel 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 834 immigration records available for the last name Vel. 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 160 military records available for the last name Vel. For the veterans among your Vel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vel lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Vel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Vel in 1965 was 72, and 65 in 2004.

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