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Van Dam Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian: habitational name for someone from any of the numerous places called Dam (for example in Utrecht province and in Gennep, Limberg) or Ten Damme (for example in Overijssel), or from other places named for a dam, dike, or pond (for example Stadje Damme in West Flanders).

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


Similar surnames: Van Camp, Van Dale, Van Eck, Van Ryn, Van Loo, Van Ess, Van Zyl

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Where is the Van Dam family from?

You can see how Van Dam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Van Dam family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Van Dam families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Van Dam family living in Lancashire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Van Dam's in United Kingdom. Lancashire and 3 other counties had the highest population of Van Dam families in 1891.
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Van Dam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Dam 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

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Van Dam. For the veterans among your Van Dam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Van Dam lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Van Dam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Van Dam in 1965 was 72, and 69 in 2004.

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