When Martha Ann Armstrong was born on 7 October 1830, in Hatton, Shelby, Kentucky, United States, her father, Richard Armstrong, was 22 and her mother, Carolyn Frances Long, was 18. She married Patrick H Roberts on 17 June 1845, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 10 January 1929, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 98.
English and Scottish (mainly Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): nickname from Middle English arm + strang, for someone who was ‘strong in the arm’.
Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O'Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’.
History: This surname was brought to PA, NJ, and NH in the 18th century by several different families of northern Irish and northern English Protestants. One such was James Armstrong, who emigrated from Fermanagh to Cumberland County, PA, in 1745; another was John Armstrong (1720–95), who settled in Carlisle, PA, c. 1748.
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