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Vanderbilt Family History

Vanderbilt Name Meaning
Dutch (Van der Bilt) and North German: topographic name for someone living by a low hill, from Middle Low German bulte ‘mound’, ‘low hill’. De Bilt is the name of an area just northeast of Utrecht.

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

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Name Distribution of Vanderbilt Families

  • Number of Vanderbilt families
     62 - 122
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Vanderbilt Family Origin

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Vanderbilt Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Vanderbilt

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Vanderbilt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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