Early Origins of the Vadas family
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.
Early History of the Vadas family
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Vadas Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Vadas, Vadans, Vatz, Vathas, Vethas, Vathes, Vathez, Vadez, Vedez, Watas, Watz and many more.
Early Notables of the Vadas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vadas family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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