Origins Available: French, German
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
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
Vachen Family Crest Products