Virgo (surname)

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The surname Virgo is believed to originate from the Latin word Virgo meaning virgin or maiden. It was also commonly used to describe an actor who played the part of a woman in a play. Alternatively, it may have been a nickname for a shy or girlish young man, or possibly ironically for a lecher.

The first recorded Virgo was recorded in the Hundred Rolls essentially the census of 1273.

The name is popular in the English counties of Sussex and Kent, notably Brighton.

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