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Arnold Family History

Arnold Name Meaning
English and German: from a very widely used personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + wald ‘rule’. In addition, it has probably absorbed various European cognates and their derivatives (for the forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988).English: habitational name from either of the two places called Arnold (see Arnall).Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German personal name, at least in part on account of its resemblance to the Jewish name Aaron.

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

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Name Distribution of Arnold Families

  • Number of Arnold families
     821 - 1,639
     274 - 820
     1 - 273
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Arnold families
     1,572 - 3,142
     525 - 1,571
     1 - 524
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Arnold families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Arnold Family Origin

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Arnold Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Arnold

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Arnold Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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