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Armstead Family History

Armstead Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Armistead.

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


Similar surnames: Armistead, Umstead, Anstead, Armstong, Holstead, Grimstead, Bumstead

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Where is the Armstead family from?

You can see how Armstead families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Armstead family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Armstead families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Armstead families living in Virginia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Armstead's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Armstead families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Armstead surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Armstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Armstead. 32% of Armstead men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Armstead women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Armstead were Labor and Servant.

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Labor
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Servant
    9%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Armstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armstead 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 Armstead. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Armstead. For the veterans among your Armstead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Armstead lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Armstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Armstead in 1946 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

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