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.
Early Origins of the Armit family
The surname Armit was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Armit family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Armit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Armit family to 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.
Migration of the Armit family to the New World and Oceana
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, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
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
The Armit 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.