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Vancouver Family History

Vancouver Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Van Over, Hanover, Van Order, Vandiver, Van Duser, Van Ormer

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Where is the Vancouver family from?

You can see how Vancouver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vancouver family name was found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there was 1 Vancouver family living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Vancouver's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Vancouver families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vancouver surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vancouver ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Vancouver. 100% of Vancouver men worked as a Labourer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
    100%
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What Vancouver family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Vancouver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vancouver 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 144 immigration records available for the last name Vancouver. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Vancouver. For the veterans among your Vancouver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vancouver lifespan?

Average Vancouver life expectancy in 2001 was 72 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

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