Arthur Family History

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Arthur Name Meaning

Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English, and French: from the ancient Celtic personal name Arthur. In many cases it is a shortened form of Scottish or Irish McArthur, the patronymic Mac- often being dropped in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries under English influence. The personal name is most probably from an old Celtic word meaning ‘bear’. Compare Gaelic art, Welsh arth, both of which mean ‘bear’. It has been in regular use as a personal name in Britain since the early Middle Ages, owing its popularity in large part to the legendary exploits of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, which gave rise to a prolific literature in Welsh, French, English, German, and other European languages.

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

Similar surnames: Archer, Arther, Arthurs, Armour, Arter, Mcarthur, Ahr, Harbour, Garth

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Arthur Family Origin

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Arthur Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Arthur. 40% of Arthur men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Arthur women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arthur were Laborer and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Operator

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

Arthur Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 303,000 census records available for the last name Arthur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arthur 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 48,000 immigration records available for the last name Arthur. 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 58,000 military records available for the last name Arthur. For the veterans among your Arthur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arthur Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Arthur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Arthur in 1941 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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