Vlach Family History

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Vlach Name Meaning

from Vlach ‘Italian’, ‘Romanian’, or ‘Wallachian’. This vocabulary word originally meant ‘foreigner’; it is cognate with German welsch meaning ‘Latin’ or ‘Romance-speaking’, and ultimately with Old English wælisc ‘foreign’ and modern English Welsh. At the time when surnames were formed, the Czech word was applied chiefly to Italians, but also to Romanians. from a pet form of any of various personal names beginning with Vla-, for example Vlastislav or Vladislav.

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

Similar surnames: Lach, Flach, Pach, Jach, Stach, Vlad, Bloch, Lace, Slack, Beach

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Vlach Family Origin

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Vlach Family Occupations

What did your Vlach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vlach. 34% of Vlach men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Vlach women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vlach were Machinist and Sales Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Labor
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • House Work
  • New Worker
  • Sales Clerk

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

Vlach Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Vlach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vlach 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 491 immigration records available for the last name Vlach. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Vlach. For the veterans among your Vlach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vlach Life Expectancy

What is the average Vlach lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Vlach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Vlach in 1951 was 47, and 89 in 2004.

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