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Ves Family History

Ves 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: Vas, Vea, Vey, Ives, Vis, Vee, Vos, Les, Vest, Aves

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Where is the Ves family from?

You can see how Ves families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ves family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Ves families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Ves families living in Ohio. This was about 60% of all the recorded Ves's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ves families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ves surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ves ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ves ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ves 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 438 immigration records available for the last name Ves. 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 Ves. For the veterans among your Ves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ves lifespan?

Average Ves life expectancy in 1977 was 75 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 70.

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