Van Dorn Family History

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Van Dorn Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian: topographic name from Middle Dutch do(o)rne ‘thorn bush’, ‘gorse’, or a habitational name for someone from any of several places in Belgium and the Netherlands called Doorn, from the same word (see Van Doorn).

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


Similar surnames: Van Doren, Van Horn, Van Doorn, Van Loon, Van Gorp, Van Kirk

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Van Dorn Family Origin

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Van Dorn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Butcher

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Van Dorn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Van Dorn's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Dorn. A less common occupation for the Van Dorn family was Carpenter.

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Van Dorn Historical Records

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Van Dorn Life Expectancy

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