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Van Name Name Meaning

Altered form of Dutch and Flemish Van Namen: habitational name either from Namen in Zeeland or from Namen (French name: Namur) in Wallonia (Belgium).

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


Similar surnames: Van Camp, Van Dale, Van Dam, Van Note, Van Dyke, Van Aken, Van Tine

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You can see how Van Name families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Van Name family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Van Name families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 213 Van Name families living in New York. This was about 86% of all the recorded Van Name's in USA. New York had the highest population of Van Name families in 1880.
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Census Records

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Van Name. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Name census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 371 immigration records available for the last name Van Name. 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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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Van Name. For the veterans among your Van Name ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Van Name lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Van Name life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Van Name in 1944 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

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