The surname Arman is of patronymic
origin, and belongs to the category of surnames known as hereditary surnames
. As a point of interest, the name is derived from the personal name
Armand, and signifies "the son of Armand." The personal name Armand is of Germanic origin, being derived from the Old German word "heri," which meant army man, warrior, and therefore meant soldier. The original Germanic form of the personal name was Heriman; the name in English is Herman.
Early Origins of the Arman family
The surname Arman was first found in Provence, where the family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
The name was first recorded in the cartulary of the abbey of Saint-Bertain, during the year of 806. Throughout the centuries the family prospered, expanded and grew in size. The family, as a noble family of France, confirmed with letters of patent and heraldic cap, contributed largely on the political as well as the cultural scene of the regions in which they settled. In return for their contributions many of the different branches were granted titles of nobility.
In the 1700's, François Armand, Lawyer, became a magistrate in his community as reward for his great services in the field of law. Participating in the events of the times, he was elected deputy of Tiers at the Estates General in 1789. Through the years the branches of the family became more prominent and achieved acclaim through their valuable and constant contributions to the community in which they lived. Joseph Marie Rose Armand, showing the same interest in the law field, rose to the rank of magistrate and legislator in recognition of his outstanding performance. In 1807, he was promoted to President of the Tribunal of Aoste, a place which he occupied until 1814.
To this day, the province of Provence is proud to have been the ancestral seat of such an important family.
Early History of the Arman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arman research.Another 48 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1789, 1807, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Arman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Armand, Arman, Armans, Armande, Armad, Armade, d'Armand, l'Armand, Darmand, Larmand, Larman, Darman, Darmon, Larmande, Darmande, Armmand, Armman, Armmmans, Armmande, Armmad, Armmade, Harman, Harmman, Harmand, Harmmande, Herman, Hermande, Hermman, Hermmande, Hartman, Hartmande and many more.
Early Notables of the Arman family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the names at this time was François Armand, Magistrate, Deputy of Tiers; Marie Armande de La Trémoille (1677-1717), a French noblewoman and Princess of Turenne; and Nicolas Herman (c.
1614-1691), known as Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, lay brother in... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Arman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Arman, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834
- H. Arman, who settled in San Francisco in 1852
- Joseph Arman, who arrived in Scott Co., IA in 1857
- Joseph Arman, who settled in Scott Co., IA in 1857
- Henry Arman, who settled in Ohio in 1856-1866
Arman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Anton Arman, who arrived in Illinois in 1906
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