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Vallance Name Meaning

English and Scottish: of Norman origin a habitational name from Valence in Drôme France named with Latin valentia ‘strength capacity’.

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


Similar surnames: Ballance, Tallant, Callander, Wallace, Calland, Vallie, Wallach

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Where is the Vallance family from?

You can see how Vallance families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vallance family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vallance families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Vallance families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Vallance's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Vallance families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vallance surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vallance ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vallance. 22% of Vallance men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Vallance women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vallance were Manager and Farmer. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    67%
  • Farmer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Vallance. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vallance 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Vallance. 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 Vallance. For the veterans among your Vallance ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vallance lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Vallance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Vallance in 1955 was 29, and 65 in 2004.

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