Arndt Family History

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Arndt Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Swedish: from a personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + wald ‘rule’. Compare English Arnold.

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

Similar surnames: Arendt, Arnot, Arnet, Arno, Arnett, Bendt, Arney, Arntz, Sindt, Arlt

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Arndt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Arndt name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Arndt Family Origin

Where is the Arndt family from?

Arndt Family Occupations

What did your Arndt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Arndt family was Joiner Journeyman. The most common Arndt occupation in the UK was Engine Fitter At Work. 17% of Arndt's were Engine Fitter At Works. Engine Fitter At Work, Groom At Colliery and Hairdresser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arndt.

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  • Engine Fitter At Work

  • Groom At Colliery

  • Hairdresser

  • Joiner Journeyman


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

Arndt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Arndt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arndt 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Arndt. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Arndt. For the veterans among your Arndt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arndt Life Expectancy

What is the average Arndt lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Arndt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Arndt in 1949 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arndt 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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