Veenstra Family History

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Veenstra Name Meaning

Frisian: habitational name for someone from a place called Veen, or topographic name from veen ‘pit’, ‘moor’. Compare Feenstra.

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


Similar surnames: Feenstra, Tuinstra, Rienstra, Hoekstra, Genser, Poelstra, Terpstra

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Veenstra Family Origin

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Veenstra Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Carpenter

    20%
  • Shoemaker

    20%
  • Baker

    10%

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In 1880, the most common Veenstra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Veenstra's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Veenstra. A less common occupation for the Veenstra family was Baker.

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Veenstra Historical Records

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Veenstra Life Expectancy

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