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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Arms Family Origin

Where is the Arms family from?

SHOW MORE

Arms Family Occupations

What did your Arms ancestors do for a living?

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.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    65%
  • Labourer

    12%
  • Batch Case Maker

    6%
  • Clergeyman

    6%

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

Source: Census data for Arms | Data not to scale

Arms Historical Records

What Arms family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Arms ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Arms

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Arms Life Expectancy

What is the average Arms lifespan?

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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arms

Famous Arms Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Look up another name