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Rego Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: topographic name from rego ‘ditch channel furrow’ or a habitational name from any of numerous places in Portugal and Galicia (Spain) called Rego. Compare Do Rego . Hungarian (Regő): occupational name for a musician or poet from rege ‘song tale’. Altered form of French Rigaut a variant of Rigaud .

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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Where is the Rego family from?

You can see how Rego families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rego family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Rego families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Rego families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Rego's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Rego families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rego surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rego ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rego. 19% of Rego men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Rego women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rego were Weaver and Stitcher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Weaver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Spinner
  • Seamstress
  • Presser
  • Stitcher
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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