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Voorhis Family History

Voorhis Name Meaning

Altered form of Dutch Voorhees . Compare Vorhis and Voris .

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

Similar surnames: Vorhis, Voorhies, Voorheis, Voris, Vorhies, Voorhees, Vorhees, Coors

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Where is the Voorhis family from?

You can see how Voorhis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Voorhis family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Voorhis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Voorhis families living in New Jersey. This was about 44% of all the recorded Voorhis's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Voorhis families in 1840.
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What did your Voorhis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Voorhis. 13% of Voorhis men worked as a Salesman and 23% of Voorhis women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Voorhis were Clerk and Nurse. .

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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 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Voorhis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Voorhis 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 903 immigration records available for the last name Voorhis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Voorhis. For the veterans among your Voorhis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Voorhis lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Voorhis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Voorhis in 1942 was 26, and 79 in 2004.

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