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.
Early Origins of the Armisted family
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.
Early History of the Armisted family
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Armisted Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Armisted family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Armisted family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Armisted Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Armisted 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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