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Van Allen Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian: habitational name for someone from Alen or Aalden, in the province of Drenthe, or from a place in northern France called Allan.

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

Similar surnames: Van Asten, Van Lanen, Van Aken, Van Loon, Van Boven, Van Veen

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Van Allen Family Origin

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Van Allen Family Occupations

What did your Van Allen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Van Allen family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Allen. The most common Van Allen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Van Allen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Van Allen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Van Allen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Van Allen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Allen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Van Allen. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Van Allen. For the veterans among your Van Allen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Allen Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Allen lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Van Allen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Van Allen in 1952 was 60, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Allen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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