Armendariz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished surname Armendariz 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 Armendariz is originally derived form the Basque personal name Armendari or Armentari, which comes from the Latin word "armentarius" meaning "herdsman."
Early Origins of the Armendariz family
The surname Armendariz was first found in Navarre, a Christian kingdom of northern Spain during the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Armendariz family
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Armendariz 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 Armendariz family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Armendariz were sixteenth century sculptor Pedro Armendia and sixteenth century theologian and Archbishop of Tarragona Luis de Armendáriz. Also of note was José...
In the United States, the name Armendariz is the 5,071st most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Armendariz Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Armendariz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century