Armand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Armand 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 Armand family

The surname Armand 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 Armand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armand research. Another 48 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1789, 1807, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Armand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Armand Spelling Variations

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 Armand 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...
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United States Armand migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Armand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Armand, who settled in Louisiana in 1757
  • Isabel Armand, who landed in America in 1760 [1]
Armand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr Armand, aged 30, settled with his wife and child in New Orleans in 1822
  • Elizabeth Armand, aged 15, settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • Marie Armand, who landed in New York, NY in 1835 [1]
  • F Armand, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Mathiaus Armand, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856

Canada Armand migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Armand Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Jules Armand, son of Raoul and Blanche Turcotte, of Saint-Sauveur, Québec, married Alphonsine Chabot, daughter of Emile and Elodie Gosselin in 1942

Contemporary Notables of the name Armand (post 1700) +

  • Margaret M. Armand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000 [2]
  • Patrick Armand, French retired ballet dancer from Marseille, France, the associate director of the San Francisco Ballet School since 2012
  • Sylvain Armand (b. 1980), French retired professional footballer from Saint-Étienne, France; he played as a defender for Rennes, Paris Saint-Germain, Nantes, and Clermont
  • Louis Armand (1905-1971), French Resistance member during World War II, the first chair of Euratom and was elected to the Académie française in 1963
  • Inessa Armand (1874-1920), born Elisabeth-Inès Stéphane d'Herbenville, French-Russian communist, member of the Bolsheviks and feminist who spent most of her life in Russia
  • Émile Armand (1872-1962), pseudonym of Ernest-Lucien Juin Armand, French anarchist, known for his publications L’Ère nouvelle (1901–1911), L’Anarchie, L'EnDehors (1922–1939) and L’Unique (1945–1953)
  • Louis Armand, French Administrator and Engineer, President of S.N.C.F in 1958, the largest engineering company in France
  • Dr Leanne Armand (b. 1968), Australian marine scientist from Adelaide, South Australia, an expert in the identification of diatoms in the Southern Ocean
  • David Armand (b. 1977), born David Whitehead, an English comedian, actor and writer from Kettering, Northamptonshire
  • Joseph-François Armand (1820-1903), Canadian politician, Senator for Repentigny, Quebec (1867-1903), Member of the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada for Alma (1858-1867)
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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