Venning Family History

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Venning Name Meaning

English (West Country): topographic name for someone who lived in a low-lying marshy area, from Old English fenn ‘marsh’, ‘bog’, reflecting the voicing of f that was characteristic of southwestern dialects of Middle English.

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

Similar surnames: Fenning, Penning, Denning, Henning, Kenning, Canning, Jennings

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Venning Family Origin

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Venning Family Occupations

What did your Venning ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Venning occupation in the UK was Farmer. 13% of Venning's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Venning family was Draper. Farmer, Annuitant and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Venning.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Carpenter

  • Draper


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

Venning Historical Records

What Venning family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Venning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Venning census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Venning. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Venning. For the veterans among your Venning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Venning Life Expectancy

What is the average Venning lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Venning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Venning in 1957 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Venning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Venning ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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