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Van Slyke Name Meaning

Americanized form of Flemish or perhaps Dutch Van Slycke: topographic name from Middle Dutch slijcke ‘mire marshy place’ or a habitational name for someone from a place called with this word. The surname Van Slycke is found only in Belgium (and not in the Netherlands).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Van Dyke, Van Sickel, Van Winkle, Van Acker, Van Hook, Van Wyk

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You can see how Van Slyke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Van Slyke family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Van Slyke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 283 Van Slyke families living in New York. This was about 60% of all the recorded Van Slyke's in USA. New York had the highest population of Van Slyke families in 1880.
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There are 625 immigration records available for the last name Van Slyke. 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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What is the average Van Slyke lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Van Slyke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Van Slyke in 1965 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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