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Vas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Vas surname is thought to be derived from the Old French word "devise," meaning a "dweller at the boundary." It falls into the class of local names, that is, names derived from a place where the original bearer once lived or held land. It is plausible that some bearers of Vas took the name from one of several places in England: Viza in Ashwater, county Devon, Vyse Wood in Morthoe, county Devon, or Devizes in Wiltshire.

Early Origins of the Vas family


The surname Vas was first found in Sussex, where Robert atte Vise was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls for that county in the year 1327.

Early History of the Vas family


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Vas Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Devise, Vises,Vize, Vise, Vice and others.

Early Notables of the Vas family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Vas family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vas Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sarah Vas, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1671 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Vas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elsje Rutgers Schuyler Vas, aged 49, who arrived in New York in 1723 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Vas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antony Vas, aged 37, who landed in New York in 1810 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Vas (post 1700)


  • Joseph Vas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2004, 2008; Mayor of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 2007 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Evelyn Vas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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