Van Ness Family History

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Van Ness Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Dutch Van Nes or Van Nesse, a habitational name from any of various places in Friesland called Nes, or other places named with this word, denoting a spit of land.

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


Similar surnames: Van Ess, Van Nest, Langness, Van Wert, Sandness, Van Oss, Van Note

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Van Ness Family Origin

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Van Ness Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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In 1880, the most common Van Ness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Van Ness's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Ness. A less common occupation for the Van Ness family was Carpenter.

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Van Ness Historical Records

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Van Ness Life Expectancy

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