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Vavasseur Family History

Vavasseur Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Lavasseur, Levasseur, Vasseur, Brasseur, Vasser, Elsasser, Strasser

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Where is the Vavasseur family from?

You can see how Vavasseur families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vavasseur family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Vavasseur families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Vavasseur family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Vavasseur's in the UK. London had the highest population of Vavasseur families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vavasseur surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vavasseur ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter was the top reported job for people in the US named Vavasseur. 50% of Vavasseur men worked as a Carpenter.

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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

  • Carpenter
    50%
  • Blacksmith
    50%
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What Vavasseur family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 698 census records available for the last name Vavasseur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vavasseur 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 85 immigration records available for the last name Vavasseur. 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 37 military records available for the last name Vavasseur. For the veterans among your Vavasseur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vavasseur lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Vavasseur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Vavasseur in 1967 was 78, and 28 in 2004.

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