Verdun Family History

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Verdun Name Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in France called Verdun. The place name is probably of Gaulish origin, deriving from ver(n) ‘alder’ + dun ‘hill’, ‘fortress’. Some early bearers of the name certainly came from a place of this name in La Manche, others possibly from one in Eure.

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


Similar surnames: Vernon, Verdin, Verdon, Gordon, Verran, German, Verley, Verduin

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Verdun Family Origin

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Verdun Family Occupations

What did your Verdun ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Verdun family was Carpenter. Farmer, Sugar Planter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Verdun. The most common Verdun occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Verdun's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Sugar Planter

    19%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Carpenter

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Verdun ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Verdun Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Verdun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Verdun census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Verdun. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Verdun. For the veterans among your Verdun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Verdun Life Expectancy

What is the average Verdun lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Verdun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Verdun in 1958 was 56, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Verdun

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Verdun ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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