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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

What did your Vanderbilt ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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Vanderbilt Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Vanderbilt Life Expectancy

What is the average Vanderbilt lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Vanderbilt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Vanderbilt in 1947 was 30, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vanderbilt 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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