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Where did the German Armbrister family come from? What is the German Armbrister family crest and coat of arms? When did the Armbrister family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Armbrister family history?The name Armbrister is derived from the German word "armbrust" meaning "crossbow;" as such, it was an occupational name perhaps for a soldier, who used a crossbow, or perhaps for a maker of crossbows.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Armbruster, Armbroster, Armbriester, Armpruster and many more.
First found in Baden-Wurttemberg and northern Switzerland, where the name has been found in records dating from the 14th century. In 1326, there was a house known as the Armbruster house," in Strassburg (Urkundenbuch der Stadt Strassburg, von H. Witte, III, 251). Mesiter Ulrich der Armbroster of Regensburg was the bow-maker, or Armbrister, of the town of Heilbronn (Urkundenbuch der Stadt Heilbronn I, 203,) while Maister Hanns Armbroster was the town archer, or bow-maker, of Rottweil (Urkundenbuch der Stadt Rottweil, 372).
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armbrister research. Another 78 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Armbrister History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Armbrister Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Armbrister Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Armbrister Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Armbrister Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Armbrister Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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