Vlach Family History

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Vlach Name Meaning

from Vlach ‘Italian’, ‘Romanian’, or ‘Wallachian’. This vocabulary word originally meant ‘foreigner’; it is cognate with German welsch meaning ‘Latin’ or ‘Romance-speaking’, and ultimately with Old English wælisc ‘foreign’ and modern English Welsh. At the time when surnames were formed, the Czech word was applied chiefly to Italians, but also to Romanians. from a pet form of any of various personal names beginning with Vla-, for example Vlastislav or Vladislav.

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


Similar surnames: Lach, Flach, Pach, Jach, Stach, Vlad, Bloch, Lace, Slack, Beach

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Vlach Family Origin

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Vlach Family Occupations

What did your Vlach ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Vlach occupation in the USA was Laborer. 75% of Vlach's were Laborers. Laborer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Vlach.

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  • Laborer

    75%
  • Keeping House

    25%

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Vlach Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vlach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vlach 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Vlach. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Vlach. For the veterans among your Vlach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vlach Life Expectancy

What is the average Vlach lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Vlach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Vlach in 1951 was 47, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vlach

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vlach 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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