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Voorhees Family History

Voorhees Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from a farm called Voorhees located in the hamlet of Hees near Ruinen in the province of Drenthe. This surname is not found in the Netherlands. Compare Van Voorhees Voorheis Voorhies Voorhis Vorhees and Voris .

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


Similar surnames: Vorhees, Voorheis, Voorhies, Hees, Voorhis, Vorhies, Rees, Llorens

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Where is the Voorhees family from?

You can see how Voorhees families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Voorhees family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Voorhees families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 179 Voorhees families living in New Jersey. This was about 62% of all the recorded Voorhees's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Voorhees families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Voorhees surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Voorhees ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Voorhees. 13% of Voorhees men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Voorhees women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Voorhees were Proprietor and Clerk. .

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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
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Voorhees. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Voorhees 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Voorhees. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Voorhees. For the veterans among your Voorhees ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Voorhees lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Voorhees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Voorhees in 1946 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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