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Vaz Family History

Vaz Name Meaning

Portuguese: variant of Vas. This name is also common on the west coast of India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

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


Similar surnames: Vas, Paz, Van, Mar, Kaz, Pai, Sas, Cap, Bai, Vang

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Where is the Vaz family from?

You can see how Vaz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vaz family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Vaz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Vaz families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Vaz's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Vaz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vaz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vaz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vaz. 32% of Vaz men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Vaz women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vaz were Salesman and Hairdresser. .

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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
    32%
  • Truck Driver
    21%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    50%
  • Hairdresser
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Vaz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vaz 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 Vaz. 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 511 military records available for the last name Vaz. For the veterans among your Vaz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vaz lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Vaz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Vaz in 1962 was 80, and 61 in 2004.

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