Vliet Family History

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Vliet Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a brook, from vliet ‘brook’, ‘stream’, or habitational name from a place named with this word. Compare Van Vliet.

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

Similar surnames: Lier, Fleet, Leet, Flint, List, Lien, Lied, Lietz, Clint, Vint

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Vliet Family Origin

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Vliet Family Occupations

What did your Vliet ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vliet. A less common occupation for the Vliet family was Blacksmith. The most common Vliet occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Vliet's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Vliet Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Vliet Life Expectancy

What is the average Vliet lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Vliet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Vliet in 1962 was 54, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vliet

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vliet 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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