When William Francis Armstrong was born on 19 March 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Francis Armstrong, was 30 and his mother, Isabella Siddoway, was 20. He married Edith Moyle on 30 March 1893, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 40 years. In 1930, at the age of 60, his occupation is listed as president - retail furniture store in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 15 April 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
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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