Van Slyke Family History

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Van Slyke Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle Dutch slijcke ‘mire’, ‘marshy place’, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, for example Slijkenburg near Berg op Zoom in Brabant or Slijkewijck in Gelderland. It could also be a diphthongized variant of Slik in North Holland.

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


Similar surnames: Van Dyke, Van Sickel, Van Winkle, Van Acker, Van Hook, Van Wyk

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Van Slyke Family Origin

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Van Slyke Family Occupations

What did your Van Slyke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Van Slyke. 11% of Van Slyke men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Van Slyke women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Van Slyke were Truck Driver and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
  • Stenographer
    5%

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

Van Slyke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Van Slyke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Slyke 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 625 immigration records available for the last name Van Slyke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Van Slyke. For the veterans among your Van Slyke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Slyke Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Slyke lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Van Slyke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Van Slyke in 1965 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Slyke

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