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Van Zyl Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a sluice or water management system in low-lying land, from zijl ‘sluice’, ‘pump’, or a habitational name from places in the provinces of South Holland and Utrecht named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Van Dale, Van Tuyl, Van Ryn, Van Wyk, Van Dyke, Van Ess, Van Dell

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Van Zyl Family Occupations

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Van Zyl Life Expectancy

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Between 1991 and 2003, in the United States, Van Zyl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Van Zyl in 1991 was 79, and 64 in 2003.

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