Arsenault Family History

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Arsenault Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a gunmaker, a seller of guns, or the keeper of an arsenal. The French word arsenal (Italian arsenale) is from Arabic dar a?s-?sina?a ‘house of fabrication’, ‘workshop’. This spelling of the surname, which is much more common in North America than in France, has been assimilated to that of other French surnames ending in -ault, for example Thibault.

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

Similar surnames: Arseneault, Denault, Legault, Dussault, Prenatt, Perreault, Chenault

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Arsenault Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Arsenault name?

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

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Arsenault Family Origin

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Arsenault Family Occupations

What did your Arsenault ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Cultivateur and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arsenault. The most common Arsenault occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Arsenault's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Arsenault family was Pecheur.

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  • Farmer

  • Cultivateur

  • Going To School

  • Pecheur


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Arsenault Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Arsenault. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arsenault 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Arsenault. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Arsenault. For the veterans among your Arsenault ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arsenault Life Expectancy

What is the average Arsenault lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Arsenault life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Arsenault in 1944 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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