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Vader Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German vader ‘father’, ‘senior’; in the Middle Ages this was used a term of address for someone who was senior in rank or age.

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


Similar surnames: Vater, Rader, Mader, Ader, Fader, Hader, Valder, Lader, Bader, Kader

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Where is the Vader family from?

You can see how Vader families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vader family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vader families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Vader families living in New York. This was about 68% of all the recorded Vader's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Vader families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vader surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vader ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vader. 39% of Vader men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Vader women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vader were Clerk and Cook.

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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

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Cook
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Vader. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vader 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 703 immigration records available for the last name Vader. 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 Vader. For the veterans among your Vader ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vader lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Vader life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Vader in 1959 was 54, and 65 in 2004.

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