When Walter Albert Vachon was born in 1922, in Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Albert Vachon, was 35 and his mother, Clarice Minnette Branch, was 34. He died on 19 July 1944, in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany, at the age of 22.
Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Fernand, Jacques, Normand, Pierre, Adelard, Edmour, Emile, Francoise, Lucien, Michel, Adrien.
French: from a derivative of vache ‘cow’ (from Latin vacca), most likely applied as an occupational name for a cowherd.
History: Paul Vachon from La Copechagnière in Vendée, France, married Marguerite Langlois in Quebec City, QC, in 1653.