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Vadas Name Meaning

Hungarian and Jewish (from Hungary): from vad ‘wild’, hence a nickname for an unsophisticated person, or someone with crazy ideas, alternatively an occupational name for a hunter. Americanized spelling of Hungarian and Hungarian Jewish Vadász, from the vocabulary word vadász ‘hunter’, from vad ‘game’ + ász (ész) occupational suffix of Hungarian family names, hence an occupational name for a hunter. Czech: from a pet form of the personal name Vadislav, variant of Vladislav. In some cases the Czech family name is a derivative of the Hungarian word vadász ‘hunter’, hence an occupational name for a hunter.

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


Similar surnames: Ladas, Maras, Vajda, Vilas, Rada, Vida, Valis, Vales, Kaas, Vidas

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Where is the Vadas family from?

You can see how Vadas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vadas family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Vadas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Vadas families living in Quebec. This was about 55% of all the recorded Vadas's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Vadas families in 1911.
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What did your Vadas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Vadas. 28% of Vadas men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    28%
  • Brick Layer
    16%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Molder
    8%
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Census Records

There are 988 census records available for the last name Vadas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vadas 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 615 immigration records available for the last name Vadas. 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 Cards

There are 296 military records available for the last name Vadas. For the veterans among your Vadas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vadas lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Vadas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Vadas in 1948 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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