Arbuthnot Family History

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Arbuthnot Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place called Arbuthnott, south of Aberdeen, earlier Aberbuthnot, a Pictish place name from aber ‘confluence’ + the stream name Buadhnat (the Gaelic form) meaning ‘virtuous’ or ‘healing’, i.e. the stream was regarded as holy, with healing properties.

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

Similar surnames: Tarbutton, Arno, Auton, Garbutt, Araujo, Baruth, Drought, Grunow

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Arbuthnot Family Origin

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Arbuthnot Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arbuthnot. A less common occupation for the Arbuthnot family was Message Boy. The most common Arbuthnot occupation in Canada was Farmer. 69% of Arbuthnot's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer Son

  • Message Boy


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Arbuthnot Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Arbuthnot. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arbuthnot 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Arbuthnot. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Arbuthnot. For the veterans among your Arbuthnot ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arbuthnot Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Arbuthnot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Arbuthnot in 1943 was 48, and 85 in 2004.

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