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Ventress Surname Meaning

Scottish and English: possibly a habitational name from one or other of the Scottish places called Fintry in Stirlingshire and Aberdeenshire and perhaps also Angus with -s substituted for final -f or -th in the original Scottish forms and F- voiced to V- but if so in unclear circumstances and not in Scotland. The placename itself is of unexplained etymology. English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English Older Scots (a)venturous ‘adventurous’ (Old French aventuros). However no medieval evidence for the name has yet been found and the name in southern England and Scotland could be that in 1 above by migration.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Fentress, Veness, Ventre, Gentles, Andress, Tress, Senters, Estess

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Where is the Ventress family from?

You can see how Ventress families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ventress family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ventress families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 93 Ventress families living in Yorkshire. This was about 65% of all the recorded Ventress's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Ventress families in 1891.
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What did your Ventress ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ventress. 34% of Ventress men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Ventress women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ventress were Horseman On Farm and Woollen Weaver. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    34%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Builders Labourer
    25%
  • Horseman On Farm
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    7%
  • Domestic Duties
    5%
  • Woollen Weaver
    4%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ventress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ventress 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 317 immigration records available for the last name Ventress. 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 Cards

There are 817 military records available for the last name Ventress. For the veterans among your Ventress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ventress lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ventress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ventress in 1957 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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