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Vargas Surname Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: habitational name probably from Vargas in Cantabria or a topographic name from vargas plural of varga a dialect term meaning ‘(thatched) hut steep slope’ or ‘fenced pastureland which becomes waterlogged in winter’. Compare Bargas and De Vargas .

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

Similar surnames: Vara, Bargas, Varas, Carias, Parras, Arras, Mangas, Farias, Barbas

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Where is the Vargas family from?

You can see how Vargas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vargas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Vargas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Vargas families living in London. This was about 83% of all the recorded Vargas's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Vargas families in 1891.
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What did your Vargas ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Vargas. 100% of Vargas women worked as an Unpaid Domestic 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Vargas. For the veterans among your Vargas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vargas lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Vargas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Vargas in 1950 was 45, and 68 in 2004.

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