Arrowsmith Family History

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Arrowsmith Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of iron arrowheads, from Old English arwe ‘arrow’ + smi{dh} ‘smith’.

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

Similar surnames: Shoesmith, Smith, Goldsmith, Nesmith, Arrow, Blacksmith, Highsmith

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Arrowsmith Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Arrowsmith name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • France


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Arrowsmith Family Origin

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Arrowsmith Family Occupations

What did your Arrowsmith ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arrowsmith. The most common Arrowsmith occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Arrowsmith's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Arrowsmith family was Farmer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer


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

Arrowsmith Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Arrowsmith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arrowsmithcensus 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Arrowsmith. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Arrowsmith. For the veterans among your Arrowsmith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arrowsmith Life Expectancy

What is the average Arrowsmith lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Arrowsmith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Arrowsmith in 1950 was 45, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arrowsmith 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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