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Vaughan Family History

Vaughan Name Meaning

Welsh: from fychan a lenited form of bychan a diminutive of bach ‘little’. This was often used to distinguish the younger of two bearers of the same personal name typically the son of a father with the same name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Baughan, Faughnan, Gargan, Mccaughan, Gaughran, Haughton, Pagan

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Where is the Vaughan family from?

You can see how Vaughan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vaughan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vaughan families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,292 Vaughan families living in London. This was about 12% of all the recorded Vaughan's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Vaughan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vaughan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vaughan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Vaughan. 8% of Vaughan men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Vaughan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vaughan were Colliery Hewer and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 357,000 census records available for the last name Vaughan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vaughan 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 58,000 immigration records available for the last name Vaughan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 58,000 military records available for the last name Vaughan. For the veterans among your Vaughan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vaughan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Vaughan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Vaughan in 1941 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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