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Vasquez Family History

Vasquez Name Meaning

Galician and possibly also Spanish: patronymic from the personal name Vasco, reduced form of Spanish Velásquez (see Velasquez).

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


Similar surnames: Basquez, Velasquez, Vazquez, Jaquez, Marquez, Bosquez, Marques

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Where is the Vasquez family from?

You can see how Vasquez families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vasquez family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Vasquez families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 185 Vasquez families living in Texas. This was about 43% of all the recorded Vasquez's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Vasquez families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vasquez surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vasquez ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vasquez. 43% of Vasquez men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Vasquez women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vasquez were Truck Driver and Seamstress.

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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
    43%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 61,000 immigration records available for the last name Vasquez. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Vasquez. For the veterans among your Vasquez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vasquez lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Vasquez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Vasquez in 1940 was 47, and 65 in 2004.

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