Via Name Meaning

French (Huguenot): variant of Viau (see Vial). Southern Italian: from a short form of a personal name or surname ending with -via, for example Bellavia. Southern Italian: from a variant of Bia, a personal name of Greek origin, a calque of Latin Vita ‘life’.

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


Similar surnames: Vita, Vida, Lia, Vial, Pia, Vik, Viau, Bina, Fina, Ris

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Via Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Via name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Via. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    56%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Italy

    2%

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Via Family Origin

Where is the Via family from?

Via Family Occupations

What did your Via ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Via occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Via's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Via. A less common occupation for the Via family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Via ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Via Historical Records

What Via family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Via. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Via census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Via. 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 Card

There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Via. For the veterans among your Via ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Via Life Expectancy

What is the average Via lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Via life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Via in 1950 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Via ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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