Rego Family History

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Rego Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of the numerous places in Portugal and Galicia called Rego, named with rego ‘ditch’, ‘channel’, ‘furrow’. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name with the first element ragin ‘counsel’ + guda ‘god’, or goda ‘good’, or gauta ‘Goth’. Dutch: variant of Rega 2. Hungarian (Rego): occupational name for a musician or poet, from rege ‘song’, ‘tale’.

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

Similar surnames: Rega, Rago, Dugo, Rigo, Rio, Wege, Hege, Rao, Rehm, Reo

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Rego Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rego name?

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

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Spain


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Rego Family Origin

Where is the Rego family from?

Rego Family Occupations

What did your Rego ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Cigar Manuf. and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rego. The most common Rego occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Rego's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rego family was Fruiterer.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar Manuf.

  • Cooper

  • Fruiterer


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

Rego Historical Records

What Rego family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Rego. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rego 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Rego. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rego. For the veterans among your Rego ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rego Life Expectancy

What is the average Rego lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Rego life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rego in 1942 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rego 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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