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

Vation Early Origins



The surname Vation 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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Vation Spelling Variations


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Vation Spelling Variations



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

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Vation Early History


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Vation Early History



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

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Vation Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vation Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vation 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 or some of its variants were: Paul Vachon arrived in Quebec in 1650 from Poitou; Anthoine Vacheron landed in North America in 1766; John Vacion settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1822..

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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Vation Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vation 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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