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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Vas Family Origin

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Vas Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer and Shoe Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Vas. The most common Vas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Vas's were Farmers.

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  • Shoe Maker

    50%

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Vas Life Expectancy

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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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