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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Arbus

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A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

U is for upstanding, your inner-self.

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Arbus

Diane Arbus was an artist. Diane was given the name Diane Nemerov on March 14th, 1923 in New York City, New York, U.S. She died on July 26th, 1971.


Allan Arbus was an actor and photographer. He was most prominent from 1961 to 2000. Allan was given the name Allan Franklin Arbus on February 15th, 1918 in New York City, New York, U.S. He passed away on April 19th, 2013.


Doon Arbus is a writer/journalist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to present. Doon was born as the child of Allan Arbus on April 3rd, 1945 in New York City, New York, U.S.


Amy Arbus is a photographer. She was most active from 1976 to present. Amy was born as the child of Allan Arbus on April 18th, 1954 in New York City.


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Fun Facts about the name Arbus

  • When was the first name Arbus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Arbus is Monday, January 29th, 1900.
  • How unique is the name Arbus? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Arbus. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Arbus: Your name in reverse order is Subra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rusab. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Arbus born Feb 18, 1933

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 1675. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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