The ancient name of Armeger finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a squire.
The surname Armeger is derived from the Latin word armiger,
which means armor-bearer
Early Origins of the Armeger family
The surname Armeger was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Armeger family
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Armeger Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Armeger family name include Armiger, Arminger, Armigar, Armegar, Armeger and many more.
Early Notables of the Armeger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Armeger family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Armeger surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Armiger, who sailed to Virginia in 1651; Thomas Armiger to Maryland in 1661; and Daniel Armiger to Maryland in 1670.