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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

What did your Armstrong ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Armstrong Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Armstrong. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armstrong 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 Armstrong. 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 Armstrong. For the veterans among your Armstrong ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Armstrong Life Expectancy

What is the average Armstrong lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Armstrong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Armstrong in 1941 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Armstrong 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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