Armbruster History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Armbruster 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.

Early Origins of the Armbruster family

The surname Armbruster 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 Armbruster, 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).

Important Dates for the Armbruster family

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Armbruster Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Armbruster family (pre 1700)

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Armbruster migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Armbruster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Armbruster, who landed in America in 1732 [1]
  • Martin Armbruster, who landed in America in 1736 [1]
  • Christophel Armbruster, aged 28, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Fried Armbruster, who arrived in America in 1749 [1]
  • Christian Armbruster, who settled in America in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Armbruster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Karl Armbruster, aged 34, who arrived in Missouri in 1841 [1]
  • A Marie Armbruster, aged 19, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Marie Armbruster, aged 9, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Peter Armbruster, aged 42, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Sophie Armbruster, aged 15, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Armbruster (post 1700)

  • William O. Armbruster, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1897 [2]
  • Raymond T. Armbruster, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1952 [2]
  • Loren Simon Armbruster (1917-1995), American Republican politician, Agricultural extension agent [2]
  • Davie E. Armbruster, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1972 [2]
  • Christian H. Armbruster, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1959-64; Member of New York State Senate 40th District, 1966 [2]
  • C. H. Armbruster, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 5th District, 1940 [2]
  • Jeffry Armbruster, American former politician, Member of the Ohio Senate (1999-2006)
  • Henry Gregory "Harry" Armbruster (1882-1953), nicknamed "Army Armbruster," an American Major League Baseball player who played in 1906 for the Philadelphia Athletics
  • Eugene L. Armbruster (1865-1943), German-born, American illustrator and photographer in New York City
  • David E. Armbruster, American former politician, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1971-1972)
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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