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Argyle Name Meaning

English: from Middle English erguil(e) a variant of Middle English orguil(e) Old French orguel ‘pride arrogance’ hence the variation of Argill and Argile with Orgill . Alternatively perhaps a variant of Arkell with voicing of k to g. No evidence has been found to support the idea that this is a habitational name from Argyll the county of southwestern Scotland though folk etymology to this effect may be partly responsible for the modern spelling of the surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Angle, Artale, Cargile, Argue, Arel, Croyle, Agle, Royle, Nangle

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Where is the Argyle family from?

You can see how Argyle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Argyle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Argyle families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Argyle families living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Argyle's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Argyle families in 1840.
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What did your Argyle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Argyle. 20% of Argyle men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Argyle women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Argyle were Carpenter and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Hired Hand
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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What is the average Argyle lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Argyle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Argyle in 1955 was 54, and 67 in 2004.

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