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Vaca Family History

Vaca Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from vaca ‘cow’ (Latin vacca), probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a cowherd or as a nickname. Czech: pet form of the personal name Václav (see Vacek).

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


Similar surnames: Vara, Vacca, Baca, Vacha, Basa, Vana, Kara, Bacca, Vida, Vala

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Where is the Vaca family from?

You can see how Vaca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vaca family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Vaca families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Vaca families living in California. This was about 60% of all the recorded Vaca's in the USA. California had the highest population of Vaca families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vaca surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vaca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vaca. 50% of Vaca men worked as a Laborer and 46% of Vaca women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vaca were New Worker and Teacher.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Labor
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • New Worker
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    46%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • New Worker
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Vaca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vaca census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Vaca. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Vaca. For the veterans among your Vaca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vaca lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Vaca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Vaca in 1952 was 33, and 53 in 2004.

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