Army Family History

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Army Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of French Armée, literally ‘armed’, hence a byname for a soldier or guard.

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


Similar surnames: Troy, Ary, Prey, Rey, Laroy, Arno, Arney, Amy, Harty, Carry

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Army Family Origin

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Army Family Occupations

What did your Army ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Army family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Laborer and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Army. The most common Army occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Army's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Boot Maker

    10%
  • Brick Mason

    10%

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Army Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Army. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Army 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Army. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Army. For the veterans among your Army ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Army Life Expectancy

What is the average Army lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Army life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Army in 1956 was 38, and 79 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Army

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Army 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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