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Virtue Family History

Virtue Surname Meaning

English and Scottish: usually a hypercorrect variant of Verty (see Varty ) influenced by verty as a vulgar pronunciation of the word virtue. English: occasionally a hypercorrect variant of Verity itself perhaps a variant of Varty in West Yorkshire. English: nickname from Middle English (Old French) vertu ‘moral virtue valor physical strength’ although no evidence has yet been found for the name in medieval records.

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


Similar surnames: Ventre, Prue, Porte, Brue, Tarte, Vigue, Marte, Vint, Girton, Virant

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Where is the Virtue family from?

You can see how Virtue families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Virtue family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Virtue families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 36 Virtue families living in London. This was about 22% of all the recorded Virtue's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Virtue families in 1891.
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What did your Virtue 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 Virtue. 50% of Virtue men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Virtue women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Virtue were Stone Quarryman Retired and Dom Duties bread Delivery. .

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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
    50%
  • Stone Quarryman Retired
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Cafe Waitress
    5%
  • Dom Duties bread Delivery
    5%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Virtue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Virtue 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Virtue. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Virtue. For the veterans among your Virtue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Virtue lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Virtue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Virtue in 1961 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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