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Arrowsmith Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of iron arrowheads from Middle English arwe ‘arrow’ + smith (Old English arwe ‘arrow’ + smith ‘smith’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Shoesmith, Smith, Goldsmith, Nesmith, Arrow, Blacksmith, Highsmith

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Where is the Arrowsmith family from?

You can see how Arrowsmith families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arrowsmith family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arrowsmith families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Arrowsmith families living in Ohio. This was about 27% of all the recorded Arrowsmith's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Arrowsmith families in 1840.
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What did your Arrowsmith ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Arrowsmith. 17% of Arrowsmith men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Arrowsmith women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arrowsmith were Mechanic and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Mechanic
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Arrowsmith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arrowsmith census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Arrowsmith. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Arrowsmith. For the veterans among your Arrowsmith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arrowsmith lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Arrowsmith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Arrowsmith in 1950 was 45, and 67 in 2004.

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