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Van Doorn Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name from Middle Dutch doorne ‘thorn bush gorse’ or a habitational name for someone from any of several places in the Netherlands called Doorn from the same word. Compare Van Dorn .

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


Similar surnames: Van Dorn, Van Noord, Van Loon, Van Doren, Van Gorp, Van Vooren

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Where is the Van Doorn family from?

You can see how Van Doorn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Van Doorn family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Van Doorn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 8 Van Doorn families living in Illinois. This was about 30% of all the recorded Van Doorn's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Van Doorn families in 1880.
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What did your Van Doorn ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 930 census records available for the last name Van Doorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Doorn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Van Doorn. 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 Cards

There are 83 military records available for the last name Van Doorn. For the veterans among your Van Doorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Van Doorn lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2004, in the United States, Van Doorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Van Doorn in 1970 was 68, and 65 in 2004.

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