Arsenault Family History

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Arsenault Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a gunmaker, a seller of guns, or the keeper of an arsenal. The French word arsenal (Italian arsenale) is from Arabic dar a?s-?sina?a ‘house of fabrication’, ‘workshop’. This spelling of the surname, which is much more common in North America than in France, has been assimilated to that of other French surnames ending in -ault, for example Thibault.

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

Similar surnames: Arseneault, Denault, Legault, Dussault, Prenatt, Perreault, Chenault

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Arsenault Family Origin

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Arsenault Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Cultivateur

  • Going To School

  • Pecheur


In 1881, a less common occupation for the Arsenault family was Pecheur. Farmer, Cultivateur and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arsenault. The most common Arsenault occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Arsenault's were Farmers.

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Arsenault Life Expectancy

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