Van Buren Family History

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Van Buren Name Meaning

Dutch and Jewish (from the Netherlands): habitational name for someone from any of the many places in the Netherlands named with Middle Dutch buur, buer ‘house’, ‘shed’, in particular Buren in Gelderland.

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

Similar surnames: Van Bergen, Van Haren, Van Dorn, Van Horn, Van Doren, Van Boven

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Van Buren Family Origin

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Van Buren Family Occupations

What did your Van Buren ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter (traveller) and Unoccupied were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Van Buren. 34% of Van Buren men worked as a Carpenter (traveller) and 67% of Van Buren women worked as an Unoccupied. Some less common occupations for Americans named Van Buren were Radio Engineer and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter (traveller)
  • Doctor Of Medicine (rid)
  • Radio Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unoccupied
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Van Buren Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Van Buren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Buren 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Van Buren. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Van Buren. For the veterans among your Van Buren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Buren Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Buren lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Van Buren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Van Buren in 1954 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Buren

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Buren 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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