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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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Armstrong Historical Records

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Armstrong Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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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United States

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