Show ContentsVarga History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original bearer of the name Varga, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The name Varga is a topographical name that was originally derived from the Spanish word varga, which is a dialectical word used in the northern part of the Iberian Peninsula for hut, slope or a fenced pasture land which becomes waterlogged in winter.

Early Origins of the Varga family

The surname Varga was first found in Cantabria, in north-central Spain.

Early History of the Varga family

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Varga Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vargas, Varga and others.

Early Notables of the Varga family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Garci de Vargas, legendary 13th century knight of the Reconquest, who accompanied King Ferdinand III during the taking of Seville; Francisco Vargas, advisor to Queen Isabella; Luis de Vargas, 16th century Spanish painter; Urban de Vargas (1606-1656), a Spanish baroque composer; Francisco Vargas Mejía, law professor and royal advisor to Charles...
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Varga Ranking

In the United States, the name Varga is the 6,248th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Varga migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Varga Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Manuel R Varga, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Santa Rosalia" from Buenos Aires Via Barbados [2]
  • Stuseja Varga, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Roman Prince" from Havre, France [3]
  • Maria Varga, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Varga (post 1700) +

  • Ferenc Varga (1925-2023), Hungarian two-time bronze medalist sprint canoer who competed in the early to mid-1950s
  • János Varga (1939-2022), Hungarian wrestler and both an Olympic champion and world champion in Greco-Roman wrestling
  • Ádám Varga (d. 1999), Hungarian footballer
  • Marián Varga (1947-2017), Slovak musician, composer and organ player
  • Melinda Varga (b. 1977), Australian reality TV personality
  • Gabriel Varga (b. 1985), Canadian kickboxer
  • Dániel Varga (b. 1983), Hungarian water polo player
  • Dacian Serban Varga (b. 1984), Romanian footballer on Facebook