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 Vachoux 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 Vachoux was an occupational name for a cowherd. Originally the name Vachoux was derived from the Old French word vache, meaning cow.
Early Origins of the Vachoux family
family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of St. Etienne.
Early History of the Vachoux family
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Vachoux Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vachon, Vachen, Vachin, Vacheron, Vacion, Vation and others.
Early Notables of the Vachoux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vachoux 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..
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