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Verges Name Meaning

Occitan (Vergès) and Catalan (Vergés): from the plural of Catalan verger and Occitan vergèr (or also vergièr) ‘orchard’, topographic name for someone who lived near an orchard or garden, or occupational name for someone who was employed in one (see Verge 2 and Verdier 2).

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


Similar surnames: Verge, Berges, Berger, Hermes, Vernet, Bergen, Viernes, Terres

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Where is the Verges family from?

You can see how Verges families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Verges family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Verges families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 50 Verges families living in Louisiana. This was about 54% of all the recorded Verges's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Verges families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Verges surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Verges ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Verges. 36% of Verges men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Verges women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Verges were Waiter and Waitress.

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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
    36%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Waiter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 497 military records available for the last name Verges. For the veterans among your Verges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Verges lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Verges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Verges in 1954 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

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