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Vargas Family of the Philippines

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  • Jorge B. Vargas (1890 - 1980)
    Jorge B. Vargas was a Filipino youth advocate, lawyer and politician. He was a founding member of the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation (now the Philippine Olympic Committee) in 1911 and was also ...

The origin of the Spanish Vargas surname may be the Celtic barica or barga, meaning steep hill or small cottage. The Vargas surname is principally from Santander. This surname was included in the alphabetical catalog accompanying the Claveria Decree of 1849, requiring Filipinos to "select" new last names.

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on the Vargas Family of the Philippines. Profiles here are those of historical figures, scions of the gentry (de buena familia), revolutionary heroes, scholars, government officials, national athletes and other public personalities (celebrities) in various fields. Find more surnames at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

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