Armbrust Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German armbrust, earlier arbrust ‘crossbow’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbows or for a soldier who used one. This term is adapted from Old French arbalestre, Late Latin arcuballista, a compound of arcus ‘bow’ + ballista ‘catapult’. In Middle High German it was altered by folk etymology as if composed of the elements arm ‘arm’ + berust ‘weaponry’. When the latter term became obsolete it was replaced by brust ‘chest’.

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List of People with Surname Armbrust

According to our database, there are a total of 1,076 people with the surname Armbrust. Among these people surnamed Armbrust, there are about 186 distinct names, with an average of 5 people who have the same name. John Armbrust, David Armbrust and James Armbrust are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Armbrust, with 29, 28 and 28 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that Ohio has the largest number of people surnamed Armbrust, with a total of 124 people, and there are a total of 81 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Armbrust, with a total of 90 people and an average of 62 distinct names.