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Vaughns Family History

Vaughns Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Vaughan with English patronymic -s.

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


Similar surnames: Vaughn, Faughn, Agans, Hagans, Baughn, Laughon, Hargens, Hughs

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Where is the Vaughns family from?

You can see how Vaughns families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vaughns family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Vaughns families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Vaughns families living in London. This was about 42% of all the recorded Vaughns's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Vaughns families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vaughns surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vaughns ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vaughns. 35% of Vaughns men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Vaughns women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vaughns were Carpenter 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laundress
    24%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Cook
    8%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Vaughns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vaughns 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 65 immigration records available for the last name Vaughns. 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 477 military records available for the last name Vaughns. For the veterans among your Vaughns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vaughns lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Vaughns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Vaughns in 1955 was 48, and 67 in 2004.

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