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Varghese Name Meaning

Indian (Kerala): from a short form of the personal name Geevarghese ‘George’ found among Christians in southern India. — Note: Since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames this name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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


Similar surnames: Marchese, Varughese, Karges, Matthes, Borghese, Vargas, Reese, Valles

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You can see how Varghese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Varghese family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Varghese families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Varghese families living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Varghese's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Varghese families in 1891.
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Census Records

There are 175 census records available for the last name Varghese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Varghese 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 231 immigration records available for the last name Varghese. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 30 military records available for the last name Varghese. For the veterans among your Varghese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Varghese lifespan?

Between 1987 and 2004, in the United States, Varghese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Varghese in 1987 was 38, and 47 in 2004.

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