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The distinguished surname Armenian originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although the people here were originally known by a single name, it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. One of the most common types of family name created at this time was the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. The surname Armenian came from the given name Armani. The personal name Armani is derived from the Germanic name Harman, which itself is derived from the Germanic words "hari" and "mann," which means "man of force."

Armenian Early Origins



The surname Armenian was first found in the city of Perugia in the 10th century, where members of the Armano family were counts and landowners.

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Armenian Spelling Variations


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Armenian Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Armenian include Arman, Armani, Armanini, Armanni, Armanno, Armano, D'Arman, Armannino, Armannini, Armanino, Erman, Ermani, Ermanis, Ermanni, Ermanno and many more.

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Armenian Early History


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Armenian Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armenian research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1374, 1613, 1669 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Armenian History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Armenian Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Armenian Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Pier Martire Armani (1613-1669), Italian painter from Reggio during the Baroque period; Vincenza Armani, who lived in Venice during the 16th century descended from a...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Armenian 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



Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Armenian or a variant listed above:

Armenian Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hagop Armenian, who arrived in New York, NY in 1891

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Armenian Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Armenian Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Armenian 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 26 October 2012 at 14:51.

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