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Van Wyk Name Meaning

Dutch (also Van Wyck) and Jewish (from the Netherlands): habitational name for someone from any of the many places in the Netherlands named Wijk, from the Dutch word wijk ‘district’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Van Dyke, Van Zyl, Van Kirk, Van Ess, Van Ryn, Van Hook, Vannoy

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Van Wyk Family Origin

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Van Wyk Family Occupations

What did your Van Wyk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Van Wyk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Van Wyk's were Farmers. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Van Wyk. A less common occupation for the Van Wyk family was Oyster Business.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    33%
  • Oyster Business

    33%

United States shown, England data unavailable

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Van Wyk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Van Wyk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Van Wyk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Wyk 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Van Wyk. 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 Wyk. For the veterans among your Van Wyk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Wyk Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Wyk lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Van Wyk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Van Wyk in 1968 was 82, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Wyk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Wyk 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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