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Venables Name Meaning

English: of Norman origin a habitational name from Venables (Eure) perhaps named with Late Latin venabulum ‘hunting ground’ (a derivative of venari ‘to hunt’).

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


Similar surnames: Venable, Anable, Veale, Veals, Gentles, Vealey, Able, Henslee

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Where is the Venables family from?

You can see how Venables families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Venables family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Venables families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 24 Venables families living in British Columbia. This was about 42% of all the recorded Venables's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Venables families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Venables surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Venables ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Engineer and Book were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Venables. 15% of Venables men worked as an Engineer and 100% of Venables women worked as a Book. .

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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

  • Engineer
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Painter
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Book
    100%
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What Venables family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Venables. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Venables 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 Venables. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Venables. For the veterans among your Venables ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Venables lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Venables life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Venables in 1950 was 62, and 72 in 2004.

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