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Virgil Family History

Virgil Name Meaning
From the personal name Virgil, a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Vergilius, Virgilius, which was probably of Etruscan origin. The name is famous in particular as that of the Latin poet Publius Vergilius Maro (70–19 bc), author of the Aeneid. Virgil was much admired in medieval Europe; there were attempts to make him into an honorary Christian (even though he actually lived before the time of Christ), and Dante made him his guide through the Inferno and Purgatorio, a model of classical moderation and reason. This was also the name of an early saint, a 6th-century bishop of Arles. The forename is popular mainly in the U.S., and it is possible that the surname was coined here in at least some cases.

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

67,336 Historical Documents with Virgil on Ancestry.com
43,368 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,166 Military Records
781 Immigration Records
7,392 Census and Voter Lists
12,629 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Virgil Families

  • Number of Virgil families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Virgil families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Virgil last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Virgil Family Origin

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Virgil Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Virgil

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Virgil Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Virgil Civil War Service Records

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