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During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Vacion 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 Vacion 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 Vacion was an occupational name for a cowherd. Originally the name Vacion was derived from the Old French word vache, meaning cow.

Vacion Early Origins



The surname Vacion 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.

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Vacion Spelling Variations


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Vacion Spelling Variations



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

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Vacion Early History


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Vacion Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vacion research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vacion History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vacion Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vacion Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vacion Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vacion Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Vacion settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1822

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Vacion Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Vacion Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vacion Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 March 2014 at 15:55.

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