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Van Dam Name Meaning

Dutch and Flemish: habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Dam (for example Dam short for Appingedam in the province of Groningen and Dam in Gennep Limburg both in the Netherlands) or Ten Damme (for example in Overijssel in the Netherlands) or from other places in the Netherlands and Belgium called for a dam ‘dike’.

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

Similar surnames: Van Camp, Van Dale, Van Eck, Van Ryn, Van Loo, Van Ess, Van Zyl

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You can see how Van Dam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Van Dam family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Van Dam families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 58 Van Dam families living in Michigan. This was about 48% of all the recorded Van Dam's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Van Dam families in 1880.
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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Van Dam. For the veterans among your Van Dam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Van Dam lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Van Dam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Van Dam in 1965 was 72, and 69 in 2004.

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