Vaca Family History

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Vaca Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from vaca ‘cow’ (Latin vacca), probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a cowherd or as a nickname. Czech: pet form of the personal name Václav (see Vacek).

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


Similar surnames: Vara, Vacca, Baca, Vacha, Basa, Vana, Kara, Bacca, Vida, Vala

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Vaca Family Origin

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Vaca Family Occupations

What did your Vaca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vaca. 50% of Vaca men worked as a Laborer and 46% of Vaca women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vaca were New Worker and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Labor
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • New Worker
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    46%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • New Worker
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Vaca Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Vaca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vaca census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Vaca. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Vaca. For the veterans among your Vaca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vaca Life Expectancy

What is the average Vaca lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Vaca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Vaca in 1952 was 33, and 53 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vaca

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vaca ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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