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Vandergrift Family History

Vandergrift Name Meaning
Dutch (Van der Grift): topographic name from Middle Dutch grifte ‘man-made channel’.

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

96,325 Historical Documents with Vandergrift on Ancestry.com
9,227 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,658 Military Records
382 Immigration Records
6,613 Census and Voter Lists
78,445 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Vandergrift Families

  • Number of Vandergrift families
     47 - 92
     16 - 46
     1 - 15
     
    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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Vandergrift Family Origin

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Vandergrift Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Vandergrift

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Vandergrift Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Vandergrift Civil War Service Records

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