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Armes Name Meaning

English: variant of Harms. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name containing the element ermin- ‘world’, ‘great’. See for example, Armentrout.

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


Similar surnames: Harmes, Ames, Arms, Imes, Ares, Grames, Arney, Aries, Armer, Gares

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Where is the Armes family from?

You can see how Armes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Armes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Armes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Armes families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Armes's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Armes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Armes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Armes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Armes. 27% of Armes men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Armes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Armes were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Miner
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Armes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Armes. 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 Armes. For the veterans among your Armes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Armes lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Armes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Armes in 1945 was 32, and 68 in 2004.

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