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Armstrong Family History

Armstrong Name Meaning
English (common in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): Middle English nickname for someone who was strong in the arm.Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O’Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’, both from Ulster.

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

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Name Distribution of Armstrong Families

  • Number of Armstrong families
     887 - 1,771
     296 - 886
     1 - 295
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Armstrong families
     2,109 - 4,215
     704 - 2,108
     1 - 703
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Armstrong families
     604 - 1,206
     202 - 603
     1 - 201
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Armstrong Family Origin

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Armstrong Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Armstrong

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Armstrong Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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