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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Armisted is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived near or at a hermit's cell. The surname Armisted is derived from the Old French word ermite, which means hermit, and the Old English word stede, which means place. The name may also be an Anglicized form of the German surname Darmstädter, which is derived from the settlement of Darmstadt in Hesse, a former landgraviate of Germany.

Armisted Early Origins



The surname Armisted was first found in the counties of Cheshire in north western England where they held a family seat for many centuries, probably well before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, by Duke William of Normandy.

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Armisted Spelling Variations


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Armisted Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Armisted has been spelled many different ways, including Armistead, Armitstead, Armystead, Armstead, Olmstead, Ormstead, Ampstead and many more.

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Armisted Early History


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Armisted Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armisted research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1645 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Armisted History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Armisted Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Armisted Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Armisted Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Susannah Armisted, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863
  • Sarah A. Armisted, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863
  • Mary E. Armisted, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863
  • Martha Armisted, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863
  • Amelia Armisted, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ever ready
Motto Translation: Always prepared


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Armisted Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Armisted 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 25 April 2013 at 12:43.

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