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Art Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a reduced form of the personal names Arnold and Dutch Alaert or German Ahlert. The Dutch name could also be derived from Adriaan, a Dutch form of Adrian. Irish: from the Gaelic personal name Art meaning ‘bear’ (see McCart).

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


Similar surnames: Hart, Artz, Bart, Ort, Arlt, Arn, Abt, Arp, Cart, Apt

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Where is the Art family from?

You can see how Art families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Art family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Art families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Art families living in Kentucky. This was about 33% of all the recorded Art's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Art families in 1840.
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What did your Art ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Art. 22% of Art men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Art women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Art were Manager and Teacher.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Art. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Art 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Art. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Art. For the veterans among your Art ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Art lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Art life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Art in 1954 was 53, and 84 in 2004.

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