Van Gerpen Family History

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Van Gerpen Name Meaning

Dutch: probably a habitational name for someone from Gorp (Gorep) in North Brabant, near Eindhoven. Compare Van Gorp.

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


Similar surnames: Van Gorp, Van Deren, Van Gorden, Van Doren, Van Haren, Van Etten

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Van Gerpen Family Origin

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Van Gerpen Family Occupations

What did your Van Gerpen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farming and New Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Van Gerpen. 16% of Van Gerpen men worked as a Farming and 50% of Van Gerpen women worked as a New Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Van Gerpen were Carpenter and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farming
    16%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Assistant Cashier
    6%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Cook
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%

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

Van Gerpen Historical Records

What Van Gerpen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 454 census records available for the last name Van Gerpen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Gerpen 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 36 immigration records available for the last name Van Gerpen. 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 59 military records available for the last name Van Gerpen. For the veterans among your Van Gerpen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Gerpen Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Gerpen lifespan?

Between 1975 and 2002, in the United States, Van Gerpen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Van Gerpen in 1975 was 92, and 78 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Gerpen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Gerpen 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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