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Vacca Family History

Vacca Name Meaning

Italian: from Italian vacca ‘cow’ (Latin vacca); a metonymic occupational name for a cowherd or in some instances a nickname for a gentle person.

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


Similar surnames: Bacca, Vaca, Sacca, Vaccaro, Zucca, Vara, Bucca, Zecca, Racca, Sacco

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Where is the Vacca family from?

You can see how Vacca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vacca family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Vacca families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Vacca families living in Illinois. This was about 71% of all the recorded Vacca's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Vacca families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vacca surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vacca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vacca. 24% of Vacca men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Vacca women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vacca were Barber and Stenographer.

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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
    24%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Barber
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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What Vacca family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Vacca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vacca 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Vacca. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Vacca. For the veterans among your Vacca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vacca lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Vacca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Vacca in 1954 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

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