Van Gorp Family History

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Van Gorp Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian: habitational name for someone from places called Gorp or Gorep in North Brabant near Eindhoven, and in the Belgian province of Antwerp.

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


Similar surnames: Van Dorn, Van Gerpen, Van Hook, Van Cott, Van Loon, Van Horn

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Van Gorp Family Origin

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Van Gorp Family Occupations

What did your Van Gorp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Van Gorp. 25% of Van Gorp men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Van Gorp women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Van Gorp were Labor and Homegirl

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Cook
    4%
  • Labor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Assistant
    7%
  • Homegirl
    7%

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

Van Gorp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Van Gorp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Gorp 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 226 immigration records available for the last name Van Gorp. 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 230 military records available for the last name Van Gorp. For the veterans among your Van Gorp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Gorp Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Gorp lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Van Gorp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Van Gorp in 1956 was 39, and 88 in 2004.

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