Armstrong Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Armstrong Name Meaning: From two Old English words - "earm" & "strang", literally meaning someone who is strong in the arm

Legend tells us that the first Armstrong was an armor-bearer to a Scottish king, whose horse was killed under him in battle. He was able to hoist the King on to his own horse, & thus earnt the name from this display of his strength.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Armstrong Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Armstrong family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 421
Agricultural Labourer 400
Independent 235
Farmer 155
Labourer 152
Male Servant 132
Coal Miner 132
Shoe Maker 71
Tailor 53
Blacksmith 51
Lead Miner 51
Weaver 44
Joiner 39
Independant 35
Grocer 34
Mason 33
Dress Maker 33
Collier 31
Cotton Weaver 26
Baker 25
Mariner 25
Cotton Spinner 22
Stone Mason 22
Publican 21
Pupil 20

Armstrong Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Armstrong 100% 138,359
2 Armstorng 78% 435
3 Armstring 89% 100

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The surname Armstrong is the most popular version of all its varients

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