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The name Armbrust 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.

Armbrust Early Origins



The surname Armbrust 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 Armbrust, 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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Armbrust Spelling Variations


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Armbrust Spelling Variations



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

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Armbrust Early History


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Armbrust Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armbrust research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Armbrust History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Armbrust Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Armbrust Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Armbrust Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Armbrust Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Armbrust, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Lewis Armbrust, who landed in Mississippi in 1843
  • Phil Armbrust, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Marianne Armbrust, aged 14, arrived in America in 1892
  • Michael Armbrust, aged 3, landed in America in 1892
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Armbrust Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Florian Armbrust, aged 4, landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • Georg Armbrust, aged 8, landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • Bertha Armbrust, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Marcus Armbrust, aged 3, landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • Kasmir Armbrust, aged 9, landed in New York, NY in 1901
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Contemporary Notables of the name Armbrust (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Armbrust (post 1700)



  • Tobin Armbrust (b. 1971), American film producer for Exclusive Media, known for his work on Firewall (2006), Let Me In (2010), The Woman in Black (2012), End of Watch (2012), Rush (2013), Begin Again (2013), and Dark Places (2014)
  • Heather Marie Armbrust (b. 1977), née Policky, an American professional female bodybuilder
  • Orville Martin Armbrust (1908-1967), American Major League Baseball pitcher who appeared in three games for the Washington Senators in 1934
  • Hans Armbrust (b. 1962), German professional footballer
  • Ronald Armbrust, Dutch stage and film actor, known for Black Book (2006), Alles is grijs (2014) and Boy Ecury (2003)
  • Barbara Armbrust (b. 1963), Canadian silver medalist Olympic rower at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Armbrust Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Armbrust 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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