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Vargas Family History

Vargas Name Meaning
Spanish and Portuguese: habitational name from Vargas in Santander province, or a topographic name from vargas, plural of varga, a dialect term used in various senses: ‘(thatched) hut’, ‘steep slope’, or ‘fenced pastureland which becomes waterlogged in winter’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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827,142 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,899 Military Records
33,291 Immigration Records
120,555 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Vargas Families

  • Number of Vargas families
     158 - 314
     53 - 157
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Vargas families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Vargas last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Vargas census records

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Vargas Family Origin

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Vargas Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Vargas

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Vargas Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Vargas census records

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Vargas Civil War Service Records

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