Arbour Family History

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Arbour Name Meaning

Variant of English Harbour. It is also found as a French name in Quebec, from Rouen, from 1691 onwards. A French origin is therefore also likely: perhaps it is one of the many variants of Herbert or Harbaud.

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

Similar surnames: Harbour, Barbour, Armour, Arber, Arbo, Arthur, Harbor, Bour, Latour

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Arbour Family Origin

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Arbour Family Occupations

What did your Arbour ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arbour. The most common Arbour occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 33% of Arbour's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Arbour family was Retired Groom.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Housekeeper

  • Retired Groom


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Arbour ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Arbour Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Arbour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arbour 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 Arbour. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 902 military records available for the last name Arbour. For the veterans among your Arbour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arbour Life Expectancy

What is the average Arbour lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Arbour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Arbour in 1959 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arbour

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arbour 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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