Armour Family History

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Armour Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: from Middle English, Old French armure, blended with the agent noun armer (see Armer), hence an occupational name for a maker of arms and armor. The collective noun armure denoted offensive weapons as well as the more recently specialized sense of protective gear.

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


Similar surnames: Armer, Barbour, Arthur, Harbour, Arbour, Armor, Larmour, Prior

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Armour Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Armour name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Armour. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    46%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    23%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Armour Family Origin

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Armour Family Occupations

What did your Armour ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Armour family was Grocer. The most common Armour occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Armour's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Armour.

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Joiner

    2%
  • Grocer

    2%

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

Armour Historical Records

What Armour family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Armour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armour 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Armour. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Armour. For the veterans among your Armour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Armour Life Expectancy

What is the average Armour lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Armour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Armour in 1947 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Armour

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Armour 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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