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Van Dale Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from van ‘from’ + daal ‘valley’, or habitational name from any of various places named with this word, in particular Daal in Utrecht and Limburg.

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


Similar surnames: Van Dyke, Van Dell, Van Dam, Van Tine, Van Hulle, Van Dyne, Langdale

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Van Dale Family Origin

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Van Dale Family Occupations

What did your Van Dale ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Van Dale occupation in the USA was Carpet Weaver. 50% of Van Dale's were Carpet Weavers. Carpet Weaver and Printer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Van Dale.

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  • Carpet Weaver

    50%
  • Printer

    50%

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

Van Dale Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Van Dale Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Dale lifespan?

Between 1978 and 2004, in the United States, Van Dale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Van Dale in 1978 was 71, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Dale

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Dale 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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