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

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Lawyer

    9%
  • Attorney

    5%

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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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Between 1963 and 2003, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vilas

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