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Van Dam Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian: habitational name for someone from any of the numerous places called Dam (for example in Utrecht province and in Gennep, Limberg) or Ten Damme (for example in Overijssel), or from other places named for a dam, dike, or pond (for example Stadje Damme in West Flanders).

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

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Van Dam Family Origin

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Van Dam Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Grocer

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Brick Mason

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Grocer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Dam. The most common Van Dam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Van Dam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Van Dam family was Brick Mason.

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Van Dam Life Expectancy

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