Virgil Family History

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Virgil Name Meaning

From the personal name Virgil, a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Vergilius, Virgilius, which was probably of Etruscan origin. The name is famous in particular as that of the Latin poet Publius Vergilius Maro (70–19 bc), author of the Aeneid. Virgil was much admired in medieval Europe; there were attempts to make him into an honorary Christian (even though he actually lived before the time of Christ), and Dante made him his guide through the Inferno and Purgatorio, a model of classical moderation and reason. This was also the name of an early saint, a 6th-century bishop of Arles. The forename is popular mainly in the U.S., and it is possible that the surname was coined here in at least some cases.

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


Similar surnames: Virgin, Virgili, Virgo, Siegel, Vigil, Siri, Firmin, Viegas, Mirkin

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Virgil Family Origin

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Virgil Family Occupations

What did your Virgil ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Virgil. 20% of Virgil men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Virgil women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Virgil were Truck Driver and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    3%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Virgil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Virgil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Virgil census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 944 immigration records available for the last name Virgil. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Virgil. For the veterans among your Virgil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Virgil Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Virgil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Virgil in 1958 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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