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Vilar Name Meaning

Catalan, Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Vilar, which are named from vilar ‘village’ or ‘(outlying) farmstead’, a derivative of vila ‘(outlying) farmstead’, ‘(dependent) settlement’; or topographic name for someone who lived in a vilar. Slovenian (central Slovenia): from an agent noun derived from vile ‘hayfork’, ‘dungfork’, either a nickname or perhaps an occupational name for a fork maker. It may also be a variant spelling of the surname Vilhar, a medieval derivative of the German personal name Wilhelm.

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

Similar surnames: Vila, Vilas, Villar, Solar, Vivar, Tolar, Filer, Vida, Bitar, Sitar

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Where is the Vilar family from?

You can see how Vilar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vilar family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Vilar families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Vilar families living in Florida. This was about 83% of all the recorded Vilar's in the USA. Florida had the highest population of Vilar families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vilar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vilar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Rodmanchainman was the top reported job for people in the US named Vilar. 34% of Vilar men worked as a Rodmanchainman.

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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

  • Rodmanchainman
  • Dishwasher
  • Waiter
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Census Records

There are 894 census records available for the last name Vilar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vilar 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Vilar. 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 251 military records available for the last name Vilar. For the veterans among your Vilar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vilar lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Vilar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Vilar in 1959 was 30, and 88 in 2004.

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