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Arnett Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, probably a pet form of Arnold, although Reaney has it as a survival of the Old English personal names Earngeat (male) ‘eagle Geat’ (a tribal name) or Earng¯{dh} (female) ‘eagle battle’. Variant of French Arnette.

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


Similar surnames: Garnett, Annett, Barnett, Arnott, Minett, Barrett, Arnette, Arney

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Where is the Arnett family from?

You can see how Arnett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arnett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arnett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 116 Arnett families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Arnett's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Arnett families in 1891.
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What did your Arnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Arnett. 22% of Arnett men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Arnett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arnett were Carpenter and Domestic Servant. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Builders Labourer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Arnett. For the veterans among your Arnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arnett lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Arnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Arnett in 1943 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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