Arras Name Meaning

English and French: habitational name from the city of Arras in Artois, northern France, or one of the other places in France so named. Scottish: habitational name from Airhouse, a locality in Channelkirk, Berwickshire. English: habitational name from a place called Arras in East Yorkshire, earlier spelled Erghes, from the plural of Old Norse erg ‘hut’, ‘shelter’. German: metonymic occupational name for a cloth merchant, from a type of woolen cloth for which the city of Arras in Flanders was famous in the Middle Ages. This name is also established in Mexico.

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

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Arras Family Occupations

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  • Farm Of 460 Acres Arable Empoying 11 Men 10 Women & 4 Boys

    20%
  • Genl Practitioner L.R.C.S.E. Fel. S.A.

    20%
  • Gentlewomen

    20%
  • Painter & Paperhanger

    20%

In 1881, the most common Arras occupation in the UK was Farm Of 460 Acres Arable Empoying 11 Men 10 Women & 4 Boys. 20% of Arras's were Farm Of 460 Acres Arable Empoying 11 Men 10 Women & 4 Boyss. Farm Of 460 Acres Arable Empoying 11 Men 10 Women & 4 Boys, Genl Practitioner L.R.C.S.E. Fel. S.A. and Gentlewomen were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arras. A less common occupation for the Arras family was Painter & Paperhanger.

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Between 1961 and 2004, Arras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Arras in 1961 was 69, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arras

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