Armour Family History

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Armour Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: from Middle English, Old French armure, blended with the agent noun armer (see Armer), hence an occupational name for a maker of arms and armor. The collective noun armure denoted offensive weapons as well as the more recently specialized sense of protective gear.

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

Similar surnames: Armer, Barbour, Arthur, Harbour, Arbour, Armor, Larmour, Prior

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Armour Family Origin

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Armour Family Occupations

What did your Armour ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Armour. 24% of Armour men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Armour women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Armour were Carpenter and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Machinist
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Income
  • Stenographer
  • Farmer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Armour Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Armour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armour 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Armour. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Armour. For the veterans among your Armour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Armour Life Expectancy

What is the average Armour lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Armour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Armour in 1947 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

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