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Vas Family History

Vas Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from Vasco, from the genitive form. This name is also common on the west coast of India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists. Hungarian: variant of Vass 5. Slovenian (eastern Slovenia; Vaš): from a reduced and altered form of the personal name Sebastjan (see Sebastian). Compare Bas. Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Servaas, from Latin Servatus. St. Servaas was a bishop of Maastricht and its patron saint.

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

Similar surnames: Van, Ras, Vaz, Bas, Sas, Mak, Mas, Vass, Vial, Mis

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Where is the Vas family from?

You can see how Vas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Vas family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Vas's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Vas families in 1840.
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What did your Vas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vas. 27% of Vas men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Vas women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vas were Salesman and Maid.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Vas. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Vas. For the veterans among your Vas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vas lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Vas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Vas in 1953 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

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