Arnott Family History

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Arnott Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from a place called Arnot, near Kinross. Scottish and English: variant of Arnold. Respelling of German Arnot, Arnoth or Arnodt, variants of Arnold.

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

Similar surnames: Arnot, Arnett, Arnold, Abbott, Barnett, Arno, Knott, Arndt, Trott

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Arnott Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Arnott name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Arnott. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Arnott Family Origin

Where is the Arnott family from?

Arnott Family Occupations

What did your Arnott ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Arnott family was Brass Founder. The most common Arnott occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Arnott's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arnott.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Brass Founder


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Arnott ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Arnott Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Arnott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arnott 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Arnott. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Arnott. For the veterans among your Arnott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arnott Life Expectancy

What is the average Arnott lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Arnott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Arnott in 1953 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arnott 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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