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Van Camp Name Meaning

Dutch and Flemish: 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 called with this word in particular the village of Camp in Flanders near Lille or Camp near Camperduin in the province of North Holland.

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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You can see how Van Camp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Van Camp family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Van Camp families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 126 Van Camp families living in Michigan. This was about 17% of all the recorded Van Camp's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Van Camp families in 1880.
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There are 9,000 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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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.

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