Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a squire. The surname Armigger is derived from the Latin word armiger, which means armor-bearer or squire.
Early Origins of the Armigger family
Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Armigger family
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Armigger Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Armigger include Armiger, Arminger, Armigar, Armegar, Armeger and many more.
Early Notables of the Armigger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Armigger family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Armigger were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: William Armiger, who sailed to Virginia in 1651; Thomas Armiger to Maryland in 1661; and Daniel Armiger to Maryland in 1670.
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