Van Aken Family History

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Van Aken Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name for someone from the city of Aachen (Dutch name Aken) in Germany, close to the border with the Netherlands and Belgium.

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


Similar surnames: Van Acker, Van Veen, Van Dorn, Van Essen, Van Lanen, Van Auken

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Van Aken Family Origin

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Van Aken Family Occupations

What did your Van Aken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Van Aken family was Keeping House. The most common Van Aken occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Van Aken's were Farmers. Farmer, Boatman and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Aken.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Boatman

    7%
  • Cooper

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Van Aken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Van Aken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Aken 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Van Aken. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Van Aken. For the veterans among your Van Aken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Aken Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Aken lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Van Aken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Van Aken in 1966 was 74, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Aken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Aken 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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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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