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Van Gelder Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Gelderland in the east-central Netherlands. habitational name for someone from Geldern in the Rhineland, Germany.

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

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Van Gelder Family Origin

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Van Gelder Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

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Van Gelder Historical Records

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Van Gelder Life Expectancy

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