Van Name Family History

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Van Name Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian: habitational name from Namen in Zeeland or Namen (French name: Namur) in southern 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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Van Name Family Origin

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Van Name Family Occupations

What did your Van Name ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Van Name family was Keeping House. Oyster Dealer, Oysterman and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Name. The most common Van Name occupation in the USA was Oyster Dealer. 16% of Van Name's were Oyster Dealers.

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  • Oyster Dealer

  • Oysterman

  • Grocer

  • Keeping House


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

Van Name Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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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Draft Card

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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Van Name Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Name

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Name 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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