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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Veney

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ven"ey
A bout; a thrust; a venew.

Etymology: Cf. Venew or Visne

  1. A bout; a thrust; a venew.
    Three for a dish of stewed prunes. --Shakespeare.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Veney

Bethany was given the name Bethany Johnson in 1813 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Bethany is also known as Aunt Betty". She died on November 16th, 1916.


Keith Veney is a basketball player. Keith was born in 1974.


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Popularity of Veney as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Veney U.S.
  White 12.05% 64.26%
  African American 79.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.79% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Veney

People with the last name Veney are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Veney

  • How Popular is the name Veney? As a last name Veney was the 14,739th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Veney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Veney is Thursday, December 28th, 1893.
  • How unique is the name Veney? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Veney. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Veney: Your name in reverse order is Yenev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nveye. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Veney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,016 people with the last name Veney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Veney? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Veney as their last name since less than 1 person in 147k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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