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Vial Family History

Vial Name Meaning

English, French, and Italian (Venetia): from a personal name derived from the Latin personal name Vitalis (see Vitale). The name became common in England after the Norman Conquest both in its learned form Vitalis and in the northern French form Viel.

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


Similar surnames: Vidal, Viale, Vital, Via, Viel, Veal, Dial, Vida, Pal, Vinal

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Where is the Vial family from?

You can see how Vial families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vial family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vial families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Vial families living in Massachusetts. This was about 22% of all the recorded Vial's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Vial families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vial surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vial ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vial. 21% of Vial men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Vial women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vial were Foreman and Stenographer. .

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Foreman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Secretary
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Vial. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vial 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Vial. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Vial. For the veterans among your Vial ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vial lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Vial life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Vial in 1954 was 67, and 66 in 2004.

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