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Victor Family History

Victor Name Meaning

French Spanish English West Indian (mainly Haiti) African (mainly Nigeria) and Jewish: from the Latin personal name Victor meaning ‘conqueror’ (from an agent derivative of vincere ‘to win’). Early Christians often bore this name in reference to Christ's victory over sin and death and there are a large number of saints so called (some of the principal ones who contributed to the popularity of the personal name in the Middle Ages are a 2nd-century pope a 3rd-century Mauritanian martyr and a 5th-century bishop of Cologne).

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


Similar surnames: Victory, Victoria, Vito, Hector, Factor, Hilton, Vietor, Vicker

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Where is the Victor family from?

You can see how Victor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Victor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Victor families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Victor families living in Kentucky. This was about 22% of all the recorded Victor's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Victor families in 1840.
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What did your Victor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Victor. 19% of Victor men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Victor women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Victor were Clerk and Cook. .

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Cook
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Victor. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Victor. For the veterans among your Victor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Victor lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Victor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Victor in 1942 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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