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Vaillant Name Meaning

French, English, and Dutch: nickname for a courageous or robust person, from Old French vaillant ‘sturdy’, ‘brave’, Middle English vailaunt, valiaunt, Middle Dutch valiant (the latter two being from Old French).

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


Similar surnames: Gallant, Tallant, Calland, Gaillard, Brillant, Valliant, Jaillet

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Where is the Vaillant family from?

You can see how Vaillant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vaillant family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vaillant families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Vaillant family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Vaillant's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Vaillant families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vaillant surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vaillant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Weaver and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vaillant. 17% of Vaillant men worked as a Weaver and 38% of Vaillant women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vaillant were Laborer and Bander.

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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

  • Weaver
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Machinist
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    38%
  • Clerk
    38%
  • Bander
    25%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Vaillant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vaillant 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 Vaillant. 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 567 military records available for the last name Vaillant. For the veterans among your Vaillant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vaillant lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Vaillant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Vaillant in 1954 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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