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Where did the Spanish Armendia family come from? What is the Spanish Armendia family crest and coat of arms? When did the Armendia family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Armendia family history?The distinguished surname Armendia comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames. The name Armendia is originally derived form the Basque personal name Armendari or Armentari, which comes from the Latin word "armentarius" meaning "herdsman."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Armendáriz, Armendariz, Armendárez, Armendarez, Armendo, Armando, Armán, Arman, Armendía, Armendia, Armentía and many more.
First found in Navarre, a Christian kingdom of northern Spain during the Middle Ages.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armendia research. Another 540 words(39 lines of text) covering the years 1035, 1516, 1699, and 1711 are included under the topic Early Armendia History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernaldo de Armenta, a Franciscan missionary who journeyed to Brazil and Paraguay between 1538 and 1546. Other early settlers who emigrated to the New World included Pedro de Armente, who sailed to America in 1513.
The Armendia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Armendia Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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