Vanderbilt Family History

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Vanderbilt Name Meaning

Dutch (Van der Bilt) and North German: topographic name for someone living by a low hill, from Middle Low German bulte ‘mound’, ‘low hill’. De Bilt is the name of an area just northeast of Utrecht.

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


Similar surnames: Vanderwilt, Vanderberg, Vanderpol, Vanderhart, Vanderiet, Vandervest

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Vanderbilt Family Origin

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Vanderbilt Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vanderbilt. A less common occupation for the Vanderbilt family was Carpenter. The most common Vanderbilt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Vanderbilt's were Farmers.

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Vanderbilt Historical Records

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Vanderbilt Life Expectancy

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