The distinguished surname Armando comes from Spain
, a country rich in culture and history. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
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 Armando is originally derived form the Basque personal name
Armendari or Armentari, which comes from the Latin word "armentarius" meaning "herdsman."
Early Origins of the Armando family
The surname Armando was first found in Navarre, a Christian kingdom of northern Spain
during the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Armando family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armando research.Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1035, 1516, 1699, and 1711 are included under the topic Early Armando History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Armando Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Armendáriz, Armendariz, Armendárez, Armendarez, Armendo, Armando, Armán, Arman, Armendía, Armendia, Armentía and many more.
Early Notables of the Armando family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Armando were sixteenth century sculptor Pedro Armendia and sixteenth century theologian and Archbishop of Tarragona Luis de Armendáriz. Also of note was José... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Armando Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Armando family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Armando (post 1700)
- Ramón Armando Cabrero Muñíz (1947-2017), Spanish-born, Argentine footballer
- Porfirio Armando Betancourt Cortez (b. 1957), retired Honduran football player
- Pietro Armando Lavini (1927-2015), Italian Capuchin friar, known as Padre Pietro and "God's builder"
- Jesús Armando Amaya Contreras (b. 1969), Colombian professional golfer
- Blas Armando Giunta (b. 1963), Argentine former footballer with Argentina's national team
- Lucas Armando Lobos (b. 1981), Argentine-born Mexican footballer
- Gerzon Armando Chacón (b. 1980), Venezuelan football defender
- Jorge Armando Barrera Toscano (b. 1982), Mexican footballer
- Oscar Armando Yanes González (b. 1927), Venezuelan journalist and writer
- Ramón Armando Heredia (b. 1951), Argentine former football defender
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