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Vasco Name Meaning

Spanish, Galician, and Italian: ethnic name from vasco ‘Basque’, denoting someone from the Basque region, or from a Spanish byname or Italian personal name of the same derivation. The inhabitants of this region, which extends between southern France and northern Spain, are first recorded in Latin sources as the Vascones, a word of unknown origin. See also Gascoigne. The Basques’ own name for themselves is Euskaldun. Greek: see Vasko.

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


Similar surnames: Basco, Tasso, Raso, Vesco, Nasso, Visco, Rusco, Vasko, Arco, Caso

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Where is the Vasco family from?

You can see how Vasco families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vasco family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Vasco families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Vasco families living in Missouri. This was about 36% of all the recorded Vasco's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Vasco families in 1880.
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What did your Vasco ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vasco. 64% of Vasco men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Vasco women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vasco were Operator and Clerk.

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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
    64%
  • Plaster Helper
    10%
  • Waiter
    10%
  • Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    67%
  • Clerk
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Vasco. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vasco 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 834 immigration records available for the last name Vasco. 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 438 military records available for the last name Vasco. For the veterans among your Vasco ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vasco lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Vasco life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Vasco in 1961 was 65, and 74 in 2004.

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