Van Camp Family History

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Van Camp Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian: topographic name for someone who lived by an open field, from Latin campus ‘plain’, ‘uncultivated land’, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, in particular the village of Camp in Flanders near Lille.

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


Similar surnames: Van Dam, Van Dale, Van Ryn, Van Name, Vanderkamp, Van Kampen

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Van Camp Family Origin

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Van Camp Family Occupations

What did your Van Camp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Van Camp family was Carpenter. The most common Van Camp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Van Camp's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farms were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Camp.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farms

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Van Camp Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Van Camp Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Camp lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Van Camp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Van Camp in 1966 was 88, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Camp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Camp 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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