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Verga Name Meaning

Italian and Greek (Vergas): metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, from verga ‘stick’, ‘cane’, ‘shepherd’s crook’.

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


Similar surnames: Varga, Verna, Virga, Perla, Pera, Vero, Cera, Berta, Perna, Veiga

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Where is the Verga family from?

You can see how Verga families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Verga family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Verga families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Verga families living in New Jersey. This was about 88% of all the recorded Verga's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Verga families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Verga surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Verga ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Verga. 34% of Verga men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Verga women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Verga were Grower and Stenographer. .

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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
    34%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Grower
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    27%
  • Dressmaker
    22%
  • Machine Operator
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Verga. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Verga 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Verga. 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 698 military records available for the last name Verga. For the veterans among your Verga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Verga lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Verga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Verga in 1952 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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