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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 or squire.

Armeger Early Origins



The surname Armeger was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Armeger Spelling Variations


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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.

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Armeger Early History


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Armeger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armeger research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1295, 1573, 1634, 1674 and 1746 are included under the topic Early Armeger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Armeger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Armeger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Armeger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Armeger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Armeger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 January 2014 at 13:19.

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