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Vachen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French, German


During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Vachen was first used in France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Vachen family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Vachen was an occupational name for a cowherd. Originally the name Vachen was derived from the Old French word vache, meaning cow.

Early Origins of the Vachen family


The surname Vachen was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this eminent family held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of St. Etienne.

Early History of the Vachen family


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Vachen Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Vachon, Vachen, Vachin, Vacheron, Vacion, Vation and others.

Early Notables of the Vachen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Vachen family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vachen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Vachen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743

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