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Vilas Name Meaning

Catalan (Vilàs): variant of Vilars, from the plural of vilar, a derivative of vila ‘farmstead’, ‘village’. Catalan: in some cases also variant of Viles, from the plural form of vila ‘(outlying) farmstead’, ‘(dependent) settlement’ (see Vila 1). in some cases also Galician: habitational name from any of the various places in Galicia named Vilas, from the plural of vila ‘(outlying) farmstead’, ‘(dependent) settlement’. Czech: from a pet form of the personal name Vilém, Czech form of Wilhelm (see William).

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


Similar surnames: Vila, Vilar, Vinas, Vales, Milas, Silas, Villa, Ribas, Valis, Filas

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Vilas Family Origin

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Vilas Family Occupations

What did your Vilas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Lawyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vilas. The most common Vilas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Vilas's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Vilas family was Attorney.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Lawyer

    9%
  • Attorney

    5%

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Vilas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vilas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vilas 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Vilas. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Vilas. For the veterans among your Vilas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vilas Life Expectancy

What is the average Vilas lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Vilas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Vilas in 1963 was 79, and 84 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vilas 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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