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Vegas Family History

Vegas Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the places called (Las) Vegas from the plural of vega ‘fertile plain or lowland; water meadow’ (see Vega ).

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

Similar surnames: Vega, Vinas, Regas, Vea, Veras, Veiga, Vilas, Vera, Beas, Viegas

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Where is the Vegas family from?

You can see how Vegas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vegas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Vegas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Vegas families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Vegas's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Vegas families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vegas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vegas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Costurera were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vegas. 34% of Vegas men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Vegas women worked as a Costurera. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vegas were Fisherman and Teacher. .

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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
  • Jornalero
  • Labrador
  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Costurera
  • Waitress
  • House Maid
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Vegas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vegas 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Vegas. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Vegas. For the veterans among your Vegas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vegas lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Vegas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Vegas in 1952 was 27, and 81 in 2004.

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