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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.

Armbrister Early Origins



The surname Armbrister was 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).

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Armbrister Spelling Variations


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Armbrister Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Armbruster, Armbroster, Armbriester, Armpruster and many more.

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Armbrister Early History


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Armbrister Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Armbrister Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Armbrister Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Armbrister Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Armbrister, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Josef Armbrister, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Mrs. W.E. Armbrister, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Henry Armbrister, aged 10, who landed in America, in 1896

Armbrister Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George W. Armbrister, aged 38, who landed in America from London, in 1906
  • Helbert T. Armbrister, aged 5, who settled in America from London, in 1906
  • Cyril Armbrister, aged 12, who landed in America from Nassau, Bahamas, in 1908
  • Eugine Armbrister, aged 47, who landed in America from Nassau, Bahamas, in 1911
  • Edith L. Armbrister, aged 48, who emigrated to America from Nassau, Bahamas, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Armbrister (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Armbrister (post 1700)



  • Edison Rosanda "Ed" Armbrister (b. 1948), American retired Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Kenneth L. Armbrister (b. 1946), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 32nd District, 1983-86; Member of Texas State Senate 18th District, 1987-2006
  • Hazel K. Armbrister, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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