Arundel Family History

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Arundel Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in West Sussex, seat of the Dukes of Norfolk, named Arundel, from Old English harhune ‘horehound’ (a plant) + dell ‘valley’. (of Norman origin): nickname for someone supposedly resembling a swallow, from Old French arondel, diminutive of arond ‘swallow’ (Latin hirundo, confused with (h)arundo ‘reed’).

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

Similar surnames: Rundell, Brandel, Brunell, Runkel, Gruner, Kunkel, Rubel, Aubel

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Arundel Family Origin

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Arundel Family Occupations

What did your Arundel 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 Arundel. 3% of Arundel men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Arundel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arundel were Incapacitated and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Colliery Hewer Heavy Worker
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

Arundel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Arundel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arundel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Arundel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Arundel. For the veterans among your Arundel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arundel Life Expectancy

What is the average Arundel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Arundel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Arundel in 1952 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arundel

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