Via Name Meaning

French (Huguenot): variant of Viau (see Vial). Southern Italian: from a short form of a personal name or surname ending with -via, for example Bellavia. Southern Italian: from a variant of Bia, a personal name of Greek origin, a calque of Latin Vita ‘life’.

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


Similar surnames: Vita, Vida, Lia, Vial, Pia, Vik, Viau, Bina, Fina, Ris

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Via Family Origin

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Via Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur Son

    50%
  • Cultivateur

    25%
  • Packer

    25%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Via family was Packer. The most common Via occupation in Canada was Cultivateur Son. 50% of Via's were Cultivateur Sons. Cultivateur Son and Cultivateur were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Via.

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Via Historical Records

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Via Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Via life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Via in 1950 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Via

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