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Vandersluis Name Meaning

Dutch (Van der Sluis): topographic name for someone who lived by a sluice gate, Middle Dutch sluis (Old French escluse), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, notably Sluis in Zeeland, which was founded in the 13th century.

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


Similar surnames: Vandersloot, Vandermeer, Vanderlaan, Vanderpol, Vanderwerf

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Where is the Vandersluis family from?

You can see how Vandersluis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vandersluis family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Vandersluis families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 9 Vandersluis families living in Minnesota. This was about 69% of all the recorded Vandersluis's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Vandersluis families in 1880.
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What did your Vandersluis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vandersluis. 50% of Vandersluis men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Vandersluis women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vandersluis were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Salesman
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    60%
  • Stenographer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Vandersluis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vandersluis 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 284 immigration records available for the last name Vandersluis. 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 253 military records available for the last name Vandersluis. For the veterans among your Vandersluis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vandersluis lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Vandersluis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Vandersluis in 1963 was 72, and 80 in 2004.

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