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Vincent Family History

Vincent Name Meaning

English French West Indian (mainly Haiti) and Spanish: from the personal name Vincent Latin Vincentius a derivative of vincens genitive vincentis present participle of vincere ‘to conquer’. The name was borne by a 3rd-century Spanish martyr widely venerated in the Middle Ages and by a 5th-century monk and writer of Lérins as well as various other early Christian saints. Irish: the English surname (see 1 above) has been established in the south of Ireland since the 17th century and has also been adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhinse ‘son of the dark man of the island’.

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


Similar surnames: Pinkert, Vincenti, Mincer, Vicente, Linden, Kinnett, Vinet, Vince

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Where is the Vincent family from?

You can see how Vincent families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vincent family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vincent families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2,020 Vincent families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Vincent's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Vincent families in 1891.
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What did your Vincent 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 Vincent. 7% of Vincent men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Vincent women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vincent were Farm Labourer and Private Means. .

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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
    7%
  • Gardener
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Farm Labourer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Passenger Lists

There are 60,000 immigration records available for the last name Vincent. 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 56,000 military records available for the last name Vincent. For the veterans among your Vincent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vincent lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Vincent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Vincent in 1942 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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