Arms Family History

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Arms Name Meaning

English: variant of Harms. German: variant of Armes 2.

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

Similar surnames: Armes, Alms, Arns, Harms, Arts, Orms, Ris, Amy, Ary, Wares

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Arms Family Origin

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Arms Family Occupations

What did your Arms ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Air Ministry Warder and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Arms. 3% of Arms men worked as an Air Ministry Warder and 45% of Arms women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arms were Chief Clerk (hardware) and Coal Hewer Heavy Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Air Ministry Warder
  • Ass Foreman Quay Dock wharf
  • Aud Turn Cock S S W W
  • Chief Clerk (hardware)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Charwoman
  • Coal Hewer Heavy Worker

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

Arms Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Arms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arms 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 Arms. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Arms. For the veterans among your Arms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arms Life Expectancy

What is the average Arms lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Arms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Arms in 1945 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arms

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arms 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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