Vera Family History

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Vera Name Meaning

Spanish (especially southern Spain): habitational name from any of various places called Vera or La Vera, named with vera ‘river bank’.

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

Similar surnames: Pera, Vega, Vara, Veras, Verna, Vea, Vert, Vela, Vena, Mera

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Vera Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Vera name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Vera. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Vera Family Origin

Where is the Vera family from?

Vera Family Occupations

What did your Vera ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Vera occupation in the UK was Book Keeper (Bank). 50% of Vera's were Book Keeper (Bank)s. Book Keeper (Bank) and Hatter & Publican were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Vera.

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  • Book Keeper (Bank)

  • Hatter & Publican


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

Vera Historical Records

What Vera family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Vera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vera 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Vera. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Vera. For the veterans among your Vera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vera Life Expectancy

What is the average Vera lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Vera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Vera in 1944 was 22, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vera

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vera 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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