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Villegas Family History

Villegas Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Villegas a place in Burgos province.

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

Similar surnames: Villescas, Villena, Villela, Gallegos, Villagran, Villa, Villeda

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Where is the Villegas family from?

You can see how Villegas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Villegas family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Villegas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Villegas families living in California. This was about 37% of all the recorded Villegas's in USA. California had the highest population of Villegas families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Villegas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Villegas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Villegas. 53% of Villegas men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Villegas women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Villegas were Fruit Picker and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Fruit Picker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Sirvienta
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Villegas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Villegas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Villegas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Villegas. For the veterans among your Villegas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Villegas lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Villegas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Villegas in 1949 was 43, and 65 in 2004.

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