Vargas Family History

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Vargas Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: habitational name from Vargas in Santander province, or a topographic name from vargas, plural of varga, a dialect term used in various senses: ‘(thatched) hut’, ‘steep slope’, or ‘fenced pastureland which becomes waterlogged in winter’.

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

Similar surnames: Vara, Bargas, Varas, Carias, Parras, Arras, Mangas, Farias, Barbas

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Vargas Family Origin

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Vargas Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vargas. 33% of Vargas men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Vargas women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vargas were Jornalero and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Labrador
  • Farmer
  • Jornalero

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress

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

Vargas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 121,000 census records available for the last name Vargas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vargas 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 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Vargas. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Vargas. For the veterans among your Vargas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vargas Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Vargas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Vargas in 1950 was 45, and 68 in 2004.

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