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Vayda Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Hungarian or Slavic Vajda.

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


Similar surnames: Vajda, Varda, Sanda, Gayda, Rada, Gajda, Gazda, Lada, Varga, Cayea

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Where is the Vayda family from?

You can see how Vayda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vayda family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Vayda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 10 Vayda families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 18% of all the recorded Vayda's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Vayda families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vayda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vayda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vayda. 26% of Vayda 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
    26%
  • Machinist
    17%
  • Carpenter
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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What Vayda family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 958 census records available for the last name Vayda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vayda 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 295 immigration records available for the last name Vayda. 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 541 military records available for the last name Vayda. For the veterans among your Vayda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vayda lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Vayda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Vayda in 1962 was 54, and 57 in 2004.

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