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Arnett Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Arnet a Middle English form of the Old English male personal name Earngēat ‘eagle Geat (a tribal name)’ or the Old English female name Earngȳth ‘eagle battle’. There may also have been some confusion with variants of Arnold . French (mainly Lorraine): variant of Arnet . Compare Arnette .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Garnett, Annett, Barnett, Arnott, Minett, Barrett, Arnette, Arney

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Where is the Arnett family from?

You can see how Arnett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arnett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arnett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 75 Arnett families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Arnett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Arnett families in 1911.
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What did your Arnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Arnett. 63% of Arnett men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Arnett women worked as an Income. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Arnett. 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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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Arnett. For the veterans among your Arnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arnett lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Arnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Arnett in 1943 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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