Armbruster Family History

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Armbruster Name Meaning

German (also Armbrüster): occupational name for a soldier armed with a crossbow or for a maker of crossbows, from an agent derivative of armbrust ‘crossbow’ (see Armbrust).

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

Similar surnames: Armbrust, Brester, Armbrister, Reuter, Bruster, Parmenter, Kempster

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Armbruster Family Origin

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Armbruster Family Occupations

What did your Armbruster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Armbruster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Armbruster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Armbruster family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Armbruster.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Armbruster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Armbruster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armbruster 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Armbruster. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Armbruster. For the veterans among your Armbruster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Armbruster Life Expectancy

What is the average Armbruster lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Armbruster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Armbruster in 1947 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Armbruster ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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