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

What did your Van Ness ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Van Ness. 8% of Van Ness men worked as a Farmer and 6% of Van Ness women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Van Ness were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Teacher
    5%

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

Van Ness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Van Ness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Ness 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Van Ness. 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 Ness. For the veterans among your Van Ness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Ness Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Ness lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Van Ness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Van Ness in 1943 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Ness

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