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The distinguished surname Armenta 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 Armenta is originally derived form the Germanic name Armendar, which is a baptismal name that means the son of Herman.

Armenta Early Origins



The surname Armenta was first found in Navarre, a Christian kingdom of northern Spain during the Middle Ages.

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Armenta Spelling Variations


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Armenta Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Armendáriz, Armendariz, Armendárez, Armendarez, Armendo, Armando, Armán, Arman, Armendía, Armendia, Armentía, Armentia, Armenta, Armente and many more.

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Armenta Early History


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Armenta Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armenta research. Another 540 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1035, 1516, 1699, and 1711 are included under the topic Early Armenta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Armenta Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Armenta Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Armenta 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 Armenta 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Armenta Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Francisco de Armenta sailed to America in 1527
  • Martín de Armenta sailed to America in 1534
  • Gonzalo Armenta sailed to Hispaniola in 1538
  • Bernaldo de Armenta, a Franciscan missionary who journeyed to Brazil and Paraguay between 1538 and 1546
  • Francisco de Armenta sailed to New Spain in 1576

Armenta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin De Armenta, who landed in America in 1834
  • Gonzalo Armenta, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1838

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Contemporary Notables of the name Armenta (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Armenta (post 1700)



  • Jose Armenta (b. 1962), American professional football player
  • Manuel Armenta (b. 1952), American professional baseball player
  • David Armenta (b. 1950), American former mayor of Pico Rivera, California
  • Stacey Armenta, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
  • Robert D. Armenta Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000
  • Jo Ann Armenta, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2004
  • Francisco Arce Armenta (b. 1981), Mexican professional boxer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    11. ...

    The Armenta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Armenta 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 28 May 2016 at 20:31.

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