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Armistead Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hermit’s cell, from Middle English (h)ermite ‘hermit’ + stede ‘place’.

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

Similar surnames: Armitage, Milstead, Bumstead, Hempstead, Grinstead, Anstead, Armstead

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Where is the Armistead family from?

You can see how Armistead families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Armistead family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Armistead families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Armistead families living in Virginia. This was about 75% of all the recorded Armistead's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Armistead families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Armistead surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Armistead ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Armistead. 17% of Armistead men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Armistead women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Armistead were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • House Wife
  • Laundress
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Armistead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armistead 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 Armistead. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Armistead. For the veterans among your Armistead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Armistead lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Armistead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Armistead in 1953 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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