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Igo Surname Meaning

Irish (of Norman origin): perhaps from Mac Igó ‘son of Igou’ from the Old French personal name Igou (ancient Germanic Igwulf) or from Gaelic Mac Iagó ‘son of Iagó or Iagóg’ perhaps a Gaelicized form of the Welsh personal name Iago (from Latin Jacobus) equivalent to English James. Parallels for such a structure are McGriffin and McHale . Hungarian (Igó): from a pet form of the personal name Ignác a vernacular form of Ignatius .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Rigo, Pino, Go, Igou, Igoe, Elo, Rao, Meo, Lio, Mingo

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Where is the Igo family from?

You can see how Igo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Igo family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Igo families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 45 Igo families living in Lancashire. This was about 34% of all the recorded Igo's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Igo families in 1891.
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What did your Igo ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Igo. 60% of Igo men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Igo women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Igo were Textile Dyer and Household Duties. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    60%
  • Textile Dyer
    40%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Domestic Duties
    8%
  • Barmaid
    8%
  • Household Duties
    8%
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What is the average Igo lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Igo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Igo in 1951 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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