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Vida Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: either a nickname from vida ‘life’ or possibly from the male personal name Vida(s). Northern Italian: variant of Vita 1. Italian: from the female personal name Vida. Hungarian: patronymic form of the ecclesiastical name Vid, a derivative of Latin Vitus (from vita ‘life’).

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


Similar surnames: Vita, Via, Vidal, Ida, Vila, Rada, Bina, Kidd, Mina, Vidas

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Where is the Vida family from?

You can see how Vida families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vida family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Vida families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Vida family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Vida's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Vida families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vida surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vida ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vida. 33% of Vida men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Vida women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vida were Proprietor and Maid.

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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
    33%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Reg Nurse
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vida. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vida 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 Vida. 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 Vida. For the veterans among your Vida ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vida lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Vida life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Vida in 1962 was 64, and 77 in 2004.

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