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Vento Family History

Vento Name Meaning

Italian: from a pet form of a personal name ending with -vento such as Tagliavento or from the medieval omen or well-wishing name Benevento or its variant Bon(i)vento. In some instances possibly also a nickname from vento ‘wind’. Portuguese and Galician: possibly a nickname from vento ‘wind’ or in some cases a habitational name from any of various places in Galicia (Spain) and Portugal called Vento.

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


Similar surnames: Mento, Penso, Bento, Venuto, Vent, Rentz, Canto, Kenton, Vano, Renzo

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Where is the Vento family from?

You can see how Vento families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vento family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Vento families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Vento family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Vento's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Vento families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vento surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vento ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vento. 21% of Vento men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Vento women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vento were Clerk and Dressmaker. .

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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
    21%
  • Barber
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    19%
  • New Worker
    16%
  • Packer
    16%
  • Dressmaker
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vento. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vento 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Vento. 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 Vento. For the veterans among your Vento ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vento lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Vento life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Vento in 1953 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

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