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Dutch Family History

Dutch Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German Deutsch.English: ethnic name for a Dutchman, especially an immigrant Dutch weaver.

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

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Name Distribution of Dutch Families

  • Number of Dutch families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dutch families
     64 - 126
     22 - 63
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dutch families
     29 - 55
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dutch census records

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Dutch Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Dutch families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Dutch Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Dutch families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Dutch

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Dutch Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dutch census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Dutch ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Dutch Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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