Armistead Family History

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Armistead Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hermit’s cell, from Middle English (h)ermite ‘hermit’ + stede ‘place’.

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

Similar surnames: Armitage, Milstead, Bumstead, Hempstead, Grinstead, Anstead, Armstead

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Armistead Family Origin

Where is the Armistead family from?

Armistead Family Occupations

What did your Armistead ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Armistead family was Farm Labourer. The most common Armistead occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Armistead's were Farmers. Farmer, Fisherman and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Armistead.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Farm Labourer


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

Armistead Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Armistead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armistead 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 Armistead. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Armistead. For the veterans among your Armistead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Armistead Life Expectancy

What is the average Armistead lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Armistead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Armistead in 1953 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Armistead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Armistead 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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