Argus Name Meaning

Cornish: unexplained. The name is recorded in Cornwall and South Wales in the 19th century.

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


Similar surnames: Prus, Hargus, Gargus, Vigus, Argue, Angus, Aris, Barkus, Harcus

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Argus Family Origin

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Argus Family Occupations

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  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Merchant

    11%
  • Shoemaker

    7%
  • Vinyardest

    7%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Argus family was Vinyardest. Keeping House, Merchant and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Argus. The most common Argus occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 11% of Argus's were Keeping Houses.

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Argus Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Argus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Argus in 1961 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Argus

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