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Van Zee Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by the sea Middle Dutch zee. Compare Zee .

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


Similar surnames: Van Veen, Van Hee, Vanderzee, Van Leer, Van Zyl, Van Ryn, Van Dee

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Where is the Van Zee family from?

You can see how Van Zee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Van Zee family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Van Zee families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 56 Van Zee families living in Iowa. This was about 88% of all the recorded Van Zee's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Van Zee families in 1880.
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Van Zee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Zee 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Van Zee. 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 335 military records available for the last name Van Zee. For the veterans among your Van Zee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Van Zee lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Van Zee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Van Zee in 1963 was 55, and 78 in 2003.

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