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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.

Vas Early Origins



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.

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Vas Spelling Variations


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Vas Spelling Variations



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

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Vas Early History


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Vas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vas research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1330 and 1601 are included under the topic Early Vas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vas Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vas 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:

Vas Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sarah Vas, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1671

Vas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elsje Rutgers Schuyler Vas, aged 49, arrived in New York in 1723

Vas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antony Vas, aged 37, landed in New York in 1810

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vas (post 1700)


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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
  • Evelyn Vas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000

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Vas Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Vas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vas 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 10 November 2015 at 10:49.

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