Van Gelder Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Van Meter, Van Essen, Van Acker, Van Gorden, Van Leer, Van Veen

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Van Gelder Family Origin

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Van Gelder Family Occupations

What did your Van Gelder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Van Gelder family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

Van Gelder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Van Gelder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Gelder 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Van Gelder. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Van Gelder. For the veterans among your Van Gelder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Gelder Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Gelder lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Van Gelder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Van Gelder in 1959 was 57, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Gelder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Gelder ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Van Gelder Family

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