Meaning and Origin of: Vachon

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from a diminutive of vache (from Latin vacca‘cow’), an occupational name for a cowherd. In New England, this name is sometimes Americanized as Cowan.
  • A Vachon from the Poitou region of France is documented in Quebec City in 1653. Secondary surnames include Desfourchettes, Laminée, and Pamerlaux.