Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. AHRM-strawng  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "strong arm" from Middle English. Tradition holds that the family is descended from Siward, an 11th-century Earl of Northumbria. Famous bearers of this name include the Americans Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), a jazz musician, and Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), an astronaut who was the first person to walk on the moon.

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Entry updated May 29, 2020