The name Armigar is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a squire.
The surname Armigar is derived from the Latin word armiger,
which means armor-bearer
Early Origins of the Armigar family
The surname Armigar was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Armigar family
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Armigar Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Armigar are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Armigar include Armiger, Arminger, Armigar, Armegar, Armeger and many more.
Early Notables of the Armigar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Armigar family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Armigar or a variant listed above: William Armiger, who sailed to Virginia in 1651; Thomas Armiger to Maryland in 1661; and Daniel Armiger to Maryland in 1670.