Vajda Family History

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Vajda Name Meaning

Hungarian and Jewish (from Hungary): status name from vajda ‘leader’, ‘governor’, a word of Slavic origin. The Hungarian name is especially common in Transylvania, where, before the creation of the independent Hungarian principality, the term had denoted the highest ranking administrative and military leader. In medieval times various Romanian village leaders, as well as the leaders of gypsy caravans, were also called vajda. As a Jewish name it was ornamental or a name taken by a rabbi.

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

Similar surnames: Vadas, Gajda, Rada, Lada, Gazda, Banda, Varda, Hajdu, Wajda, Kanda

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Vajda Family Origin

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Vajda Family Occupations

What did your Vajda ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Feather down Manufactor Director Of The Down Co and Hanemmel were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Vajda. 34% of Vajda women worked as a Hanemmel

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Feather down Manufactor Director Of The Down Co

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Hanemmel
  • Housemaid
  • Paid Domestic Help

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

Vajda Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Vajda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vajda 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 Vajda. 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 635 military records available for the last name Vajda. For the veterans among your Vajda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vajda Life Expectancy

What is the average Vajda lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Vajda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Vajda in 1949 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

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