Van Bruggen Family History

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Van Bruggen Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name for someone from the city of Brugge (Bruges) in northeast Belgium, or from any of several places similarly named, from Dutch bruggen ‘bridges’.

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

Similar surnames: Van Buren, Verbrugge, Van Bergen, Van Houten, Van Putten, Van Vranken

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Van Bruggen Family Origin

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Van Bruggen Family Occupations

What did your Van Bruggen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Housekeeper was the top reported job for people in the UK named Van Bruggen.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Van Bruggen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 542 census records available for the last name Van Bruggen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Bruggen 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 480 immigration records available for the last name Van Bruggen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 131 military records available for the last name Van Bruggen. For the veterans among your Van Bruggen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Bruggen Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Bruggen lifespan?

Between 1968 and 1999, in the United States, Van Bruggen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Van Bruggen in 1968 was 91, and 55 in 1999.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Bruggen

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