Armenta History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Armenta family
The surname Armenta was first found in Navarre, a Christian kingdom of northern Spain during the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Armenta family
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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.
Early Notables of the Armenta family (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...
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In the United States, the name Armenta is the 4,406th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. 
Armenta migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Armenta Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- Francisco de Armenta, who sailed to America in 1527
- Martín de Armenta, who sailed to America in 1534
- Gonzalo Armenta, who sailed to Hispaniola in 1538
- Bernaldo de Armenta, a Franciscan missionary who journeyed to Brazil and Paraguay between 1538 and 1546
- Francisco de Armenta, who sailed to New Spain in 1576
Armenta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Martin De Armenta, who landed in America in 1834 
Armenta migration to West Indies +
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Armenta Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
- Gonzalo Armenta, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1838 
Contemporary Notables of the name Armenta (post 1700) +
- Stacey Armenta, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996 
- Robert D. Armenta Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000 
- Jo Ann Armenta, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2004 
- 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
- Francisco Arce Armenta (b. 1981), Mexican professional boxer
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html