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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.

Armbruster Early Origins



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).

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Armbruster Spelling Variations


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Armbruster Spelling Variations



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

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Armbruster Early History


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Armbruster Early History



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

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Armbruster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Armbruster Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



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
  • Martin Armbruster, who landed in America in 1736
  • Christophel Armbruster, aged 28, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Fried Armbruster, who arrived in America in 1749
  • Christian Armbruster, who came to America in 1751
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Armbruster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl Armbruster, aged 34, arrived in Missouri in 1841
  • A Marie Armbruster, aged 19, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Marie Armbruster, aged 9, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Peter Armbruster, aged 42, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Sophie Armbruster, aged 15, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
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Contemporary Notables of the name Armbruster (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Armbruster (post 1700)



  • 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)
  • Heidi Armbruster, American actress, known for Revolutionary Road (2008), Michael Clayton (2007) and The Smurfs (2011)
  • Darryl Armbruster, American actor, singer and musician, former member of the group The Dan Band
  • Christian H. Armbruster (1921-1986), American lawyer and politician, Member of the New York State Assembly (1959-1961), New York State Senator in 1966
  • Robert Armbruster (1897-1994), American composer, conductor, pianist, songwriter and orchestra leader of The Voice of Firestone
  • Charles A. "Charlie" Armbruster (1880-1964), American Major League Baseball backup catcher who played from 1905 to 1907
  • 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
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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