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Verdun Name Meaning

French: habitational name from any of several places in France called Verdun. The placename is probably of Gaulish origin deriving from ver(n) ‘alder’ + dūn ‘hill fortress’. Spanish and Catalan: habitational name from Verdú in Catalonia (Spain) which has the same origin as the French name (see 1 above). English (of Norman origin): variant of Verdon a cognate of 1 above. This surname is very rare in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Vernon, Verdin, Verdon, Gordon, Verran, German, Verley, Verduin

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You can see how Verdun families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Verdun family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Verdun families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Verdun families living in Quebec. This was about 53% of all the recorded Verdun's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Verdun families in 1911.
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What did your Verdun ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Verdun. 100% of Verdun men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 346 immigration records available for the last name Verdun. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Verdun. For the veterans among your Verdun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Verdun lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Verdun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Verdun in 1958 was 56, and 59 in 2004.

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