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Van Hook Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Van Hoek, a habitational name for someone from any of various places in the Netherlands and Belgium called Hoek, for example in East and West Flanders, Zeeland, North Brabant, Gelderland, and elsewhere, or from the Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland). Compare Vandenhoek.

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


Similar surnames: Van Loon, Van Hoose, Van Loo, Van Eck, Van Beek, Van Hove, Van Cott

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Van Hook Family Origin

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Van Hook Family Occupations

What did your Van Hook ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Van Hook occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Van Hook's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Hook. A less common occupation for the Van Hook family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Farm Hand

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Van Hook Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Van Hook Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Hook lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Van Hook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Van Hook in 1963 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Hook

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Hook 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.

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