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

What did your Van Dorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Van Dorn. 8% of Van Dorn men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Van Dorn women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Van Dorn were Salesman and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Van Dorn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Van Dorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Dorn 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 359 immigration records available for the last name Van Dorn. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Van Dorn. For the veterans among your Van Dorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Dorn Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Dorn lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Van Dorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Van Dorn in 1967 was 69, and 83 in 2004.

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