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Arquette Name Meaning

French: from arquet ‘little bow’ or ‘little arch’ (diminutive of arche, from Latin arcus). It was originally an occupational name for an archer, but the French word arquet(te) is also found in the sense ‘market trader’ (originally, perhaps, one with a stall underneath an arch). The surname looks feminine, but French Canadian surnames from nouns ending in -et are regularly spelled -ette, indicating that the t is pronounced, not because they have any feminine sense.

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

Similar surnames: Piquette, Paquette, Fredette, Luquette, Marquette, Brunette, Niquette

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Arquette Family Origin

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Arquette Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Arquette family was Dress Maker. The most common Arquette occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Arquette's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arquette.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Dress Maker


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Arquette Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Arquette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arquette 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 130 immigration records available for the last name Arquette. 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 692 military records available for the last name Arquette. For the veterans among your Arquette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arquette Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Arquette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Arquette in 1962 was 72, and 60 in 2004.

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