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Parga Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from any of various places named Parga, especially in Lugo province, Galicia.

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


Similar surnames: Parra, Para, Palma, Pera, Vargas, Perna, Parham, Lara, Parma, Palla

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Where is the Parga family from?

You can see how Parga families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parga family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Parga families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Parga family living in New Brunswick. This was about 50% of all the recorded Parga's in Canada. New Brunswick and 1 other province had the highest population of Parga families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parga surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parga ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Parga. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Parga. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parga 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 Parga. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 104 military records available for the last name Parga. For the veterans among your Parga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parga lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Parga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Parga in 1957 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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