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Vaughn Family History

Vaughn Name Meaning

Welsh: variant spelling of Vaughan.

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


Similar surnames: Vaughns, Baughn, Faughn, Haughn, Vaughan, Maughon, Vaught, Rugh

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Where is the Vaughn family from?

You can see how Vaughn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vaughn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vaughn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 87 Vaughn families living in Glamorgan. This was about 13% of all the recorded Vaughn's in United Kingdom. Glamorgan had the highest population of Vaughn families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vaughn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vaughn 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 Vaughn. 34% of Vaughn men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Vaughn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vaughn were Farmer and Domestic Servant. .

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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
    34%
  • Farm Labourer
    34%
  • Farmer
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    64%
  • Unpaid House Duties
    9%
  • Fruiterer Shop Keeper
    6%
  • Domestic Servant
    6%
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Census Records

There are 295,000 census records available for the last name Vaughn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vaughn 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Vaughn. 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 67,000 military records available for the last name Vaughn. For the veterans among your Vaughn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vaughn lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Vaughn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Vaughn in 1941 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

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