Argo Family History

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Argo Name Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeen): unexplained. Perhaps of the same Gaelic origin as Argue 2, or a variant of Argyle. Italian (Argò): either a variant of Agró, from Greek agros ‘field’, or a nickname from Greek argos ‘lazy’, ‘slothful’. Compare Agro.

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

Similar surnames: Agro, Arno, Margo, Urgo, Zaro, Arnot, Arel, Go, Barto, Rio

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Argo Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Argo name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Argo. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Argo Family Origin

Where is the Argo family from?

Argo Family Occupations

What did your Argo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Argo. A less common occupation for the Argo family was Farm Laborer. The most common Argo occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Argo's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Argo ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Argo Historical Records

What Argo family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Argo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Argo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Argo. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Argo. For the veterans among your Argo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Argo Life Expectancy

What is the average Argo lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Argo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Argo in 1950 was 74, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Argo ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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