Arras Family History

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Arras Name Meaning

English and French: habitational name from the city of Arras in Artois, northern France, or one of the other places in France so named. Scottish: habitational name from Airhouse, a locality in Channelkirk, Berwickshire. English: habitational name from a place called Arras in East Yorkshire, earlier spelled Erghes, from the plural of Old Norse erg ‘hut’, ‘shelter’. German: metonymic occupational name for a cloth merchant, from a type of woolen cloth for which the city of Arras in Flanders was famous in the Middle Ages. This name is also established in Mexico.

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

Similar surnames: Carras, Darras, Barra, Trias, Barras, Arra, Farrar, Carris, Artis

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Arras Family Origin

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Arras Family Occupations

What did your Arras ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Arras occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Arras's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Arras family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arras.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Laborer


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Arras Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Arras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arras 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Arras. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Arras. For the veterans among your Arras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arras Life Expectancy

What is the average Arras lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Arras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Arras in 1961 was 69, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arras 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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