Arnold Family History

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Arnold Name Meaning

English and German: from a very widely used personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + wald ‘rule’. In addition, it has probably absorbed various European cognates and their derivatives (for the forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988). English: habitational name from either of the two places called Arnold (see Arnall). Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German personal name, at least in part on account of its resemblance to the Jewish name Aaron.

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


Similar surnames: Harold, Armold, Arnoldi, Arnall, Arno, Honold, Appold, Menold, Arnott

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Arnold Family Origin

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Arnold Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Arnold. 37% of Arnold men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Arnold women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arnold were Carpenter and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Income
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%

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

Arnold Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Arnold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arnold 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 87,000 immigration records available for the last name Arnold. 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 210,000 military records available for the last name Arnold. For the veterans among your Arnold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arnold Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Arnold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Arnold in 1940 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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