Van Leer Family History

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Van Leer Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian: variant of Van Laar, a habitational name for someone from any of numerous places in Belgium and the Netherlands named Laar, from Middle Dutch lare ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Van Lear, Van Liew, Van Over, Van Veen, Van Loo, Van Meter, Van Beek

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Van Leer Family Origin

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Van Leer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Book Keeper

    7%
  • Butcher

    7%

In 1880, the most common Van Leer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Van Leer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Van Leer family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Leer.

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Van Leer Historical Records

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Van Leer Life Expectancy

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