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Varga Name Meaning

Hungarian: occupational name from Hungarian varga ‘cobbler’, ‘shoemaker’. It is also found as a Slovenian surname in easternmost Slovenia. Czech and Slovak: nickname for a miserable or complaining person, from vargat ‘lament’, ‘moan’, ‘complain’. Slovak and Ukrainian: descriptive nickname from varga ‘lip’. Compare Polish Warga.

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


Similar surnames: Warga, Kara, Vara, Barta, Para, Vargo, Vargas, Varda, Barba, Mara

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Where is the Varga family from?

You can see how Varga families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Varga family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Varga families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Varga families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Varga's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Varga families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Varga surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Varga ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Varga. 27% of Varga men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Varga women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Varga were Farmer and New Worker.

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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
    27%
  • Machinist
    4%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
  • New Worker
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Varga. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Varga. For the veterans among your Varga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Varga lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Varga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Varga in 1941 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

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