ARMSTRONGEnglish 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.
BÄHRGerman From Middle High German bër"bear" or ber"boar". This was originally a nickname for a strong or brave person.