Virginia Family History

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Virginia Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Virginia, a vernacular form of Latin Verginius.

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

Similar surnames: Virgili, Virgil, Virgilio, Insinga, Virgin, Pardini, Biagini

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Virginia Family Origin

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Virginia Family Occupations

What did your Virginia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Virginia. 24% of Virginia men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Virginia women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Virginia were Farmer and Student Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Chauffeur
  • Proprietor
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Laborer
  • Waitress
  • Student Nurse

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

Virginia Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Virginia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Virginia 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Virginia. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Virginia. For the veterans among your Virginia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Virginia Life Expectancy

What is the average Virginia lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Virginia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Virginia in 1963 was 76, and 71 in 2004.

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