Van Pelt Family History

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Van Pelt Name Meaning

Belgian and Dutch: habitational name from either of two places in Brabant called Pedele (later Peelt, Pelt), or from Overpelt or Neerpelt in Limburg, Belgium, or possibly from places in the Netherlands called De Bilt, east of Utrecht and in Overijssel.

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


Similar surnames: Van Wert, Van Diest, Van Ert, Van Cott, Van Beek, Van Soest, Van Eck

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Van Pelt Family Origin

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Van Pelt Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Van Pelt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Van Pelt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Van Pelt family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Pelt.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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Van Pelt Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Van Pelt Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Van Pelt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Van Pelt in 1952 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

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