Army Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of French Armée, literally ‘armed’, hence a byname for a soldier or guard.

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


Similar surnames: Troy, Ary, Prey, Rey, Laroy, Arno, Arney, Amy, Harty, Carry

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Army Family Origin

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Army Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Army. The most common Army occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Army's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Army family was Brick Mason.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Boot Maker

    10%
  • Brick Mason

    10%

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Army Historical Records

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Army Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2003, Army life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Army in 1956 was 38, and 79 in 2003.

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