Vargo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Vargo family
The surname Vargo was first found in Cantabria, in north-central Spain.
Early History of the Vargo family
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Vargo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vargas, Varga and others.
Early Notables of the Vargo 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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Migration of the Vargo family
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 Fabiá.
Contemporary Notables of the name Vargo (post 1700) +
- Lois Vargo, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Platte County, 1964 
- Gerald E. Vargo, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972 
- Vargo Statten, Science Fiction author
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