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Arkwright Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a chest maker, from Middle English, Old French arc ‘chest’, ‘bin’ + Middle English wright ‘maker’, ‘craftsman’ (see Wright).

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


Similar surnames: Cartwright, Wright, Wainwright, Boatwright, Bright, Seabright

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Arkwright Family Origin

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Arkwright Family Occupations

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  • Miner

    17%
  • Clerk In Bank

    8%
  • Coal Digger

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Arkwright family was Farmer. The most common Arkwright occupation in the USA was Miner. 17% of Arkwright's were Miners. Miner, Clerk In Bank and Coal Digger were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arkwright.

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Arkwright Historical Records

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Arkwright Life Expectancy

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