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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

What did your Vargas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Vargas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Vargas's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vargas. A less common occupation for the Vargas family was Miner.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    22%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Miner

    6%

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Vargas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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

What is the average Vargas lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vargas

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vargas 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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