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Origins of the Arthur surname

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About the Arthurs

We have a total number of 79753 records for people with the last name Arthur.

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Where do most Arthurs live?

In 1921, most Arthurs lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Arthurs

How common is your surname?

495th most common surname in the UK

We have 61,800 records for the Arthur surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Arthurs most likely to marry?

Mc Arthurs



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What are the most common Arthur first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Arthurs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Arthurs in 1921


Domestic Servant




House Servant


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Arthurs in 1921


Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer


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