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Vega Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Vega or La Vega, from vega ‘meadow’ (of pre-Roman origin, probably originally denoting irrigated land).

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

Similar surnames: Vegas, Vera, Veiga, Vea, Vela, Vena, Haga, Bega, Viegas, Tena

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Vega Family Origin

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Vega Family Occupations

What did your Vega ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vega. The most common Vega occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Vega's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Vega family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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

Vega Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 149,000 census records available for the last name Vega. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vega 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 52,000 immigration records available for the last name Vega. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Vega. For the veterans among your Vega ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vega Life Expectancy

What is the average Vega lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Vega life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Vega in 1944 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vega

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vega 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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