Vaughn Family History

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Vaughn Name Meaning

Welsh: variant spelling of Vaughan.

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

Similar surnames: Vaughns, Baughn, Faughn, Haughn, Vaughan, Maughon, Vaught, Rugh

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Vaughn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Vaughn name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Vaughn Family Origin

Where is the Vaughn family from?

Vaughn Family Occupations

What did your Vaughn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Fisherman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vaughn. The most common Vaughn occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Vaughn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Vaughn family was Clerk.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Labourer

  • Clerk


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

Vaughn Historical Records

What Vaughn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 295,000 census records available for the last name Vaughn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vaughn 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Vaughn. 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 67,000 military records available for the last name Vaughn. For the veterans among your Vaughn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vaughn Life Expectancy

What is the average Vaughn lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Vaughn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Vaughn in 1941 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vaughn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vaughn 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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