Argyle Family History

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Argyle Name Meaning

Scottish: from the regional name Argyll, a county of southwestern Scotland, named in Gaelic as Earre Ghàidheal ‘coast of the Gaels’. Argyll was the earliest part of Scotland to be settled by Gaelic speakers from Ireland from the 6th century onwards. The origin of Argyle as a surname owes more to its use to denote retainers of the powerful and influential earls and dukes of Argyll, heads of Clan Campbell, than to use as a habitational name.

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

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

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Argyle Family Origin

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Argyle Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Argyle family was Miner. Farmer, Coal Miner and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Argyle. The most common Argyle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Argyle's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Laborer

  • Miner


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Argyle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Argyle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Argyle 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 Argyle. 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 Argyle. For the veterans among your Argyle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Argyle Life Expectancy

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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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