Arms Family History

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Arms Name Meaning

English: variant of Harms. German: variant of Armes 2.

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

Similar surnames: Armes, Alms, Arns, Harms, Arts, Orms, Ris, Amy, Ary, Wares

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Arms Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Arms name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Arms. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Arms Family Origin

Where is the Arms family from?

Arms Family Occupations

What did your Arms ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Arms family was Clergeyman. The most common Arms occupation in Canada was Farmer. 65% of Arms's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Batch Case Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arms.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Batch Case Maker

  • Clergeyman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Arms ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Arms Historical Records

What Arms family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Arms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arms 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Arms. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Arms. For the veterans among your Arms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arms Life Expectancy

What is the average Arms lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Arms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Arms in 1945 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arms 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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