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Armstrong Name Meaning

English (common in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): Middle English nickname for someone who was strong in the arm. Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O’Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’, both from Ulster.

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


Similar surnames: Strong, Alston, Aston, Armstong, Streng, String, Abston, Strang

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Armstrong Family Origin

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Armstrong Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Armstrong occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Armstrong's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Armstrong family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Armstrong.

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Armstrong Historical Records

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Armstrong Life Expectancy

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