The distinguished surname Armendarez 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 Armendarez is originally derived form the Basque personal name
Armendari or Armentari, which comes from the Latin word "armentarius" meaning "herdsman."
Early Origins of the Armendarez family
The surname Armendarez was first found in Navarre, a Christian kingdom of northern Spain
during the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Armendarez family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armendarez research.Another 540 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1035, 1516, 1699, and 1711 are included under the topic Early Armendarez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Armendarez 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 Armendarez family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Armendarez 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 Armendarez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Armendarez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Armendarez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Francesco Armendarez, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1907
- Mrs. Maria Armendarez, aged 37, who settled in America from Paris, in 1907
Contemporary Notables of the name Armendarez (post 1700)
- Peter X Armendarez, physicist and educator