Arkwright Family History

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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

What did your Arkwright ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Arkwright family was Farmer.

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  • Miner

    17%
  • Clerk In Bank

    8%
  • Coal Digger

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Arkwright ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Arkwright Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Arkwright. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arkwright census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Arkwright. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Arkwright. For the veterans among your Arkwright ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arkwright Life Expectancy

What is the average Arkwright lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Arkwright life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Arkwright in 1960 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arkwright

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arkwright ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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