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Arnott Family History

Arnott Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from a place called Arnot, near Kinross. Scottish and English: variant of Arnold. Respelling of German Arnot, Arnoth or Arnodt, variants of Arnold.

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


Similar surnames: Arnot, Arnett, Arnold, Abbott, Barnett, Arno, Knott, Arndt, Trott

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Where is the Arnott family from?

You can see how Arnott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arnott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arnott families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 224 Arnott families living in Yorkshire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Arnott's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Arnott families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arnott surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arnott ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Arnott. 15% of Arnott men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Arnott women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arnott were Painter decorator and Housekeeper.

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Retired
    6%
  • Painter decorator
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Arnott. For the veterans among your Arnott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arnott lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Arnott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Arnott in 1953 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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