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The original bearer of the name Vargo, 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 Vargo 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.

Vargo Early Origins



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

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Vargo Spelling Variations


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Vargo Spelling Variations



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

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Vargo Early History


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Vargo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vargo research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1656, 1643, 1704, 1691, 1697, 1697 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Vargo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vargo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vargo Early Notables (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...

Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vargo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan de Vargas Pizarro, who traveled with Alvarado, and accompanied Pizarro to Peru. Also of note was Bernardo de Vargas Machuca, who wrote a memoir about his military exploits in the Americas. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Fabián, who emigrated to Peru in 1560.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vargo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vargo (post 1700)



  • Lois Vargo, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Pl atte County, 1964
  • Gerald E. Vargo, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Vargo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vargo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 December 2015 at 00:04.

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