Armstrong Family History

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Armstrong Name Meaning

English (common in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): Middle English nickname for someone who was strong in the arm. Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O’Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’, both from Ulster.

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

Similar surnames: Strong, Alston, Aston, Armstong, Streng, String, Abston, Strang

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Armstrong Family Origin

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Armstrong Family Occupations

What did your Armstrong ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Armstrong. 39% of Armstrong men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Armstrong women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Armstrong were Farmers Son and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Income

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

Armstrong Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Armstrong. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armstrong 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 167,000 immigration records available for the last name Armstrong. 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 175,000 military records available for the last name Armstrong. For the veterans among your Armstrong ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Armstrong Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Armstrong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Armstrong in 1941 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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