Armbrust Family History

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Armbrust Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German armbrust, earlier arbrust ‘crossbow’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbows or for a soldier who used one. This term is adapted from Old French arbalestre, Late Latin arcuballista, a compound of arcus ‘bow’ + ballista ‘catapult’. In Middle High German it was altered by folk etymology as if composed of the elements arm ‘arm’ + berust ‘weaponry’. When the latter term became obsolete it was replaced by brust ‘chest’.

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

Similar surnames: Armbruster, Brust, Brush, Armbrecht, Armour, Brost, Armer, Arbaugh

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Armbrust Family Origin

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Armbrust Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer and Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Armbrust. The most common Armbrust occupation in Canada was Farmer. 83% of Armbrust's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Son


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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Armbrust. For the veterans among your Armbrust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Armbrust Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Armbrust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Armbrust in 1954 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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