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The lineage of the name Armit begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Yorkshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages. Literally, the name meant the dweller at the hermitage.

Armit Early Origins



The surname Armit was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Armit Spelling Variations


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Armit Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Armit has undergone many spelling variations, including Armit, Armitt, Ermit, Ermitt, Hermit, Heremite, Heremit, Armet, Armett, Armat, Ermite, Harmyt, Harmet and many more.

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Armit Early History


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Armit Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armit research. Another 457 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1255, 1273, 1273, 1379, 1526, 1549, 1751, 1768, 1801, 1785, 1790, 1795 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Armit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Armit Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Armit Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Armit Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Armit In Ireland


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Armit In Ireland



Some of the Armit family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Armit Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Christina Armit, aged 24, a servant, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Armit (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Armit (post 1700)



  • Peter Armit (b. 2013), Scottish professional footballer who played from 1951 to 1957
  • Chris Armit (b. 1983), Australian professional rugby league footballer

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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: Fortis in arduis
Motto Translation: Brave in difficulties.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Armit Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Armit 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 17 November 2014 at 08:18.

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