Vaillant Family History

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Vaillant Name Meaning

French, English, and Dutch: nickname for a courageous or robust person, from Old French vaillant ‘sturdy’, ‘brave’, Middle English vailaunt, valiaunt, Middle Dutch valiant (the latter two being from Old French).

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

Similar surnames: Gallant, Tallant, Calland, Gaillard, Brillant, Valliant, Jaillet

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Vaillant Family Origin

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Vaillant Family Occupations

What did your Vaillant ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Aircraft Instrument Maker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Vaillant. 12% of Vaillant men worked as an Aircraft Instrument Maker and 30% of Vaillant women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vaillant were Cotton Mill Labourer Loom Sweeper and Home Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Aircraft Instrument Maker
  • Captain In R A M C
  • Clerk In Holy Order
  • Cotton Mill Labourer Loom Sweeper

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Gloving Machinist
  • Home Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Vaillant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Vaillant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vaillant 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Vaillant. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 567 military records available for the last name Vaillant. For the veterans among your Vaillant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vaillant Life Expectancy

What is the average Vaillant lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Vaillant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Vaillant in 1954 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vaillant

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vaillant 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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