Vachon Family History

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Vachon Name Meaning

French: from a diminutive of vache (from Latin vacca ‘cow’), an occupational name for a cowherd. In New England, this name is sometimes Americanized as Cowan.

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

Similar surnames: Machon, Macho, Pichon, Varon, Duchon, Bacon, Macon, Cauchon, Machen

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Vachon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Vachon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Vachon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Vachon Family Origin

Where is the Vachon family from?

Vachon Family Occupations

What did your Vachon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vachon. A less common occupation for the Vachon family was Cult. The most common Vachon occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 24% of Vachon's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • School

  • Cult


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Vachon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Vachon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Vachon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vachon 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 Vachon. 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 Vachon. For the veterans among your Vachon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vachon Life Expectancy

What is the average Vachon lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Vachon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Vachon in 1940 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vachon 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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