Van Vactor Family History

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Van Vactor Name Meaning

Dutch: of uncertain origin; possibly a variant of Van Vechten, which is probably a topographic name from the Vecht River, which flows through Amsterdam.

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


Similar surnames: Van Natter, Van Acker, Van Marter, Van Eaton, Van Cott, Van Wagner

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Van Vactor Family Origin

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Van Vactor Family Occupations

What did your Van Vactor ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Gunsmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Vactor. The most common Van Vactor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Van Vactor's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Van Vactor family was Labor.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Gunsmith

    13%
  • Labor

    13%

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Van Vactor Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Van Vactor Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Vactor lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Van Vactor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Van Vactor in 1966 was 74, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Vactor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Vactor 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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