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 Family Origin

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Arrowsmith Family Occupations

What did your Arrowsmith 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 Arrowsmith. 12% of Arrowsmith men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Arrowsmith women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arrowsmith were Incapacitated and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Retired
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

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, Arrowsmith 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 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

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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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