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Vadas Early Origins



The surname Vadas was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dijonnais and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

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Vadas Spelling Variations


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Vadas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vadas, Vadans, Vatz, Vathas, Vethas, Vathes, Vathez, Vadez, Vedez, Watas, Watz and many more.

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Vadas Early History


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Vadas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vadas research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vadas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vadas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vadas Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Vatz, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1817; E. F. Watz, who came to New York, NY in 1821; Friedrich Watz, who settled in North America in 1853; Joseph Watz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1854.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vadas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vadas (post 1700)



  • Albert Vadas (1876-1946), American seaman aboard the U.S.S. Marblehead in 1898 who received the Medal of Honor for bravery
  • Ken "Kenny" Vadas (b. 1981), Canadian actor

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Vadas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vadas 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 21 February 2014 at 08:02.

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