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Verplank Name Meaning

Dutch: reduced form of van der Planken, a topographic name for someone who lived near a foot bridge, from Middle Dutch plan(c)ke ‘plank’, ‘board’, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, as for example Ter Planken in Lampernisse, West Flanders. Altered form, under Dutch influence of the French Huguenot name Blanck or Blanque (‘the white one’).

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

Similar surnames: Plank, Verley, Verran, German, Perman, Berland, Erbland, Erland

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Where is the Verplank family from?

You can see how Verplank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Verplank family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Verplank families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Verplank families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Verplank's in USA. New York had the highest population of Verplank families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Verplank surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Verplank ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Verplank. 30% of Verplank men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Verplank women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
  • Painter
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Verplank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Verplank 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 155 immigration records available for the last name Verplank. 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 301 military records available for the last name Verplank. For the veterans among your Verplank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Verplank lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Verplank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Verplank in 1963 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

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