Show ContentsArmando History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Armando 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 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

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Armando Spelling Variations

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

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...
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Migration of the Armando family

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) +

  • Jorge Armando Porras (b. 1959), former Colombian football player
  • Hugo Armando Sifuentes Hernández (b. 1993), Mexican professional footballer who plays for Tampico Madero F.C
  • Amazonino Armando Mendes (1939-2023), Brazilian politician, Governor of Amazonas for three non-consecutive tenures
  • Diego Armando Montiel (1996-2021), Argentine professional footballer who played as a midfielder
  • Pablo Armando Fernández (1930-2021), Cuban poet, novelist, essayist and playwright, awarded the National Prize for Literature in 1996
  • Diego Armando Maradona Franco (1960-2020), Argentine professional football player and manager, regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time
  • Tomaso Armando Poggio (b. 1947), Italian Eugene McDermott professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, from Genoa
  • Sergio Armando Marchant Muñoz (1961-2020), Chilean footballer who played as a midfielder
  • Ramón Armando Cabrero Muñíz (1947-2017), Spanish-born, Argentine footballer
  • Porfirio Armando Betancourt Cortez (b. 1957), retired Honduran football player on Facebook