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Arsenault Family History

Arsenault Name Meaning
French: occupational name for a gunmaker, a seller of guns, or the keeper of an arsenal. The French word arsenal (Italian arsenale) is from Arabic dar a?s-?sina?a ‘house of fabrication’, ‘workshop’. This spelling of the surname, which is much more common in North America than in France, has been assimilated to that of other French surnames ending in -ault, for example Thibault.

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

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52,250 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,656 Military Records
5,589 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Arsenault Families

  • Number of Arsenault families
     96 - 190
     33 - 95
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Arsenault Family Origin

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Arsenault Immigration Information

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Arsenault Family Occupations

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