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Arness Name Meaning

English: variant of Harness .

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

Similar surnames: Garness, Harness, Anness, Ernest, Barnes, Varnes, Veness, Arnett

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Where is the Arness family from?

You can see how Arness families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arness family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Arness families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 20 Arness families living in New Jersey. This was about 31% of all the recorded Arness's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Arness families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arness surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arness ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Arness. 43% of Arness men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Arness women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arness were New Worker and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Plumber
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Arness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arness 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 157 immigration records available for the last name Arness. 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 178 military records available for the last name Arness. For the veterans among your Arness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arness lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Arness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Arness in 1964 was 78, and 99 in 2004.

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