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Vaz Family History

Vaz Name Meaning
Portuguese: variant of Vas. RS, RM This name is also common on the west coast of India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

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

40,750 Historical Documents with Vaz on Ancestry.com
19,132 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
464 Military Records
4,332 Immigration Records
1,851 Census and Voter Lists
14,971 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Vaz Families

  • Number of Vaz families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Vaz last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Vaz families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Vaz census records

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Vaz Family Origin

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Vaz Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Vaz

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Vaz Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Vaz census records

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Military Service by Vaz

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