Argus Family History

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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

What did your Argus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Argus family was Vinyardest.

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  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Merchant

    11%
  • Shoemaker

    7%
  • Vinyardest

    7%

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

Argus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Argus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Argus 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Argus. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Argus. For the veterans among your Argus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Argus Life Expectancy

What is the average Argus lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Argus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Argus 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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