In Memoriam:
Vester Washington Vance (1933-2005)
Russell Kenneth Vance (1917-2006)
Waid Winston Vance (1923-2009)
Willie Doyle Vance (1926-2010)
   
Vances Across America

Below are maps showing the distribution of the Vance surname in the United States over time, as revealed by the Federal Census. The maps show distribution by counties, which are colored differently depending on how many Vance heads of household resided in them. These maps were compiled using the federal censuses as indexed by Ancestry.com for 1830 and HeritageQuest for 1860. Their accuracy is subject to the availability of the census in each state in any given decade, as well as to the usual indexing and enumeration errors. 

1830

Light blue = 1 or 2 heads of household
Medium blue = 3 or 4 heads of household
Dark blue = 5 or more heads of household

1860
Light blue = 1 or 2 heads of household
Medium blue = 3 to 5 heads of household
Dark blue = 6 to 9 heads of household
Red = 10 or more heads of household.