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Venter Name Meaning

German: from a shortened vernacular form of the Italian personal name Bonaventura. Afrikaans: occupational name from Dutch venter ‘street-trader’. English: variant of Ventre . English: variant of Venture a nickname from Middle English (a)venture ‘chance hazard’ in the same sense as Venters and Ventura .

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


Similar surnames: Fenter, Vester, Venier, Renter, Yenter, Venner, Mente, Center, Jenner

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Where is the Venter family from?

You can see how Venter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Venter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Venter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Venter families living in Manitoba. This was about 46% of all the recorded Venter's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Venter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Venter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Venter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Venter. 23% of Venter men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Venter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Venter were Mechanic and Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • None
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Venter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Venter 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 996 immigration records available for the last name Venter. 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 Venter. For the veterans among your Venter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Venter lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Venter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Venter in 1945 was 25, and 87 in 2004.

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