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Vanderzee Name Meaning

Dutch (Van der Zee): literally ‘from the sea’ a topographic name for someone who lived by the sea Middle Dutch zee. Compare Zee . American Dutch (Van der Zee): from a personal name Storm van der Zee given to a child born during a storm at sea.

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

Similar surnames: Vanderveer, Vandermeer, Van Zee, Vandeveer, Vanderwerf, Vanderpoel

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Where is the Vanderzee family from?

You can see how Vanderzee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vanderzee family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Vanderzee families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Vanderzee families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Vanderzee's in USA. New York had the highest population of Vanderzee families in 1840.
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What did your Vanderzee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vanderzee. 35% of Vanderzee men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Vanderzee women worked as a Housework. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labor
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vanderzee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vanderzee 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 258 immigration records available for the last name Vanderzee. 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 440 military records available for the last name Vanderzee. For the veterans among your Vanderzee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vanderzee lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Vanderzee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Vanderzee in 1955 was 78, and 70 in 2004.

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