During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Vachin 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 Vachin 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 Vachin was an occupational name for a cowherd. Originally the name Vachin was derived from the Old French word vache, meaning cow.
Early Origins of the Vachin family
The surname Vachin 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 Vachin family
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Vachin Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Vachon, Vachen, Vachin, Vacheron, Vacion, Vation and others.
Early Notables of the Vachin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vachin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Paul Vachon arrived in Quebec in 1650 from Poitou; Anthoine Vacheron landed in North America in 1766; John Vacion settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1822..