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Origins of the Venn surname

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About the Venns

We have a total number of 16268 records for people with the last name Venn.

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Where do most Venns live?

In 1921, most Venns lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Venns

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 14,500 records for the Venn surname. The oldest one dates back to 1441.

Who were Venns most likely to marry?

Browns

&

Davises

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Venns.

What are the most common Venn first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Venn family members

Common jobs for Venns

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Venns in 1921
Laundress

72

Dressmaker

66

Living On Own Means

49

Widow

32

General Servant

31

Common Male occupations for Venns in 1921
Farm Labourer

52

Agricultural Labourer

51

General Labourer

46

Carpenter

44

Gardener

40

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