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Vanderheyden Name Meaning

Flemish (also Van der Heyden) and Dutch (Van der Heyden): topographic name from Middle Dutch heede heide ‘heath moor’. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the much more common Dutch variant Van der Heijden. Compare Verheyden .

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


Similar surnames: Vanderlinden, Vanderzanden, Vanderbeek, Vandermeer, Vandeveer

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Where is the Vanderheyden family from?

You can see how Vanderheyden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vanderheyden family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Vanderheyden families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 17 Vanderheyden families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Vanderheyden's in USA. New York had the highest population of Vanderheyden families in 1840.
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What did your Vanderheyden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vanderheyden. 34% of Vanderheyden men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Vanderheyden women worked as a Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Vanderheyden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vanderheyden 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 379 immigration records available for the last name Vanderheyden. 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 Cards

There are 471 military records available for the last name Vanderheyden. For the veterans among your Vanderheyden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vanderheyden lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Vanderheyden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Vanderheyden in 1952 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

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