Arsenault Family History
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Arsenault Name Meaning
French: occupational name for a gunmaker, a seller of guns, or the keeper of an arsenal. The French word arsenal (Italian arsenale) is from Arabic dar a?s-?sina?a ‘house of fabrication’, ‘workshop’. This spelling of the surname, which is much more common in North America than in France, has been assimilated to that of other French surnames ending in -ault, for example Thibault.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press