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Arne Name Meaning

Northern English and Swedish: from the medieval personal name Arne, a short form of Arnold or, in Scandinavia, any of the many other Norse names of which arn ‘eagle’ is the first element, for example Arnbjörn, Arnfinn, and Arnsten. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in western Norway, so named from a fjord name meaning ‘the streaming’, ‘the fjord with the waves’. English: habitational name from Arne, a place in Dorset, which is most probably named with Old English ærn ‘building’, ‘house’.

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


Similar surnames: Arn, Arney, Arno, Aune, Carne, Warne, Tarte, Arce, Arner, Watne

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Where is the Arne family from?

You can see how Arne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arne families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Arne families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Arne's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Arne families in 1840.
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What did your Arne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arne. 24% of Arne men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Arne women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arne were New Worker and Saleslady.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • New Worker
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
    34%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Arne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arne 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 Arne. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Arne. For the veterans among your Arne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arne lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Arne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Arne in 1963 was 70, and 67 in 2004.

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