Arnett Family History

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Arnett Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, probably a pet form of Arnold, although Reaney has it as a survival of the Old English personal names Earngeat (male) ‘eagle Geat’ (a tribal name) or Earng¯{dh} (female) ‘eagle battle’. Variant of French Arnette.

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

Similar surnames: Garnett, Annett, Barnett, Arnott, Minett, Barrett, Arnette, Arney

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Arnett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Arnett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Arnett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Arnett Family Origin

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Arnett Family Occupations

What did your Arnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Arnett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Arnett's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arnett. A less common occupation for the Arnett family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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Arnett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Arnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arnett 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Arnett. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Arnett. For the veterans among your Arnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arnett Life Expectancy

What is the average Arnett lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Arnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Arnett in 1943 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arnett 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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