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The name Armitage first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the county of Yorkshire in eastern England. Records show that most, if not all of the bearers of the surname can be traced back to a family living at Hermitage Bridge in Almondbury, near Huddersfield in the 13th century.

Armitage Early Origins



The surname Armitage was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire at Kirkless, a hamlet, in the chapelry of Hartshead cum Clifton, parish of Dewsbury, wapentake of Morley. The hamlet was originally the site of a Cistercian nunnery, founded in the reign of Henry II and later passed to the Pilkingtons and later "to the Armytages, whose mansion formed part of the conventual buildings, till the time of James I., when the family erected Kirklees Hall, the present seat of Sir George Armytage, Bart." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Armitage Spelling Variations


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Armitage Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Armitage has appeared include Armitage, Hermitage, Ermytache, Ermitage, Armitach, Hermitack, Armitack and many more.

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Armitage Early History


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Armitage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armitage research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1596, 1662, 1850, 1655, 1641, 1600, 1644, 1629, 1677, 1652, 1694, 1653, 1732, 1660, 1736, 1673 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Armitage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Armitage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Armitage Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Timothy Armitage (died 1655), a pastor of the first independent church in the city of Norwich. The Armytage Baronetcy, of Kirklees in the County of York, was created on 15 December 1641...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Armitage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Armitage In Ireland


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Armitage In Ireland



Some of the Armitage family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 106 words (8 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Armitage arrived in North America very early:

Armitage Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Godfrey Armitage, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Joseph Armitage, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Thomas Armitage, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Godfrey Armitage of Lynn moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1639
  • Abra Armitage, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Armitage Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eleazer Armitage, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712

Armitage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Armitage, who landed in America in 1804
  • Joshua Armitage, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Hannah Armitage, who landed in New York in 1822

Armitage Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Harvey Armitage, who landed in Canada in 1834
  • Seth Armitage, who landed in Canada in 1841
  • William Armitage, who arrived in Canada in 1841
  • Amos Armitage, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Armitage Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Armitage, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • James Armitage, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • Giles Armitage arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • Ellen Armitage, aged 24, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie"
  • Giles Armitage, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"

Armitage Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E. Armitage arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1854
  • John Armitage arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Mary Ann Armitage arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • William C. Armitage arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Ann E. Armitage arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Armitage (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Armitage (post 1700)



  • Roblan Frank Armitage (1924-2016), Australian-born, American painter and muralist, known for painting the backgrounds of several classic animated Disney films including Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book
  • John L. Armitage, American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1883-84, 1893; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1912
  • James Armitage, American politician, Mayor of Monroe, Michigan, 1849
  • H. G. Armitage, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1883
  • Frank Lester Armitage (1871-1968), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1916; Postmaster at Eugene, Oregon, 1935-47
  • Edith Armitage, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 41st District, 1942
  • Constance Dean Armitage (b. 1920), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1960 (alternate), 1964, 1968, 1972; Vice-chair of South Carolina Republican Party, 1960-62
  • Arthur Edgar Armitage (1891-1981), American Republican politician, Mayor of Collingswood, New Jersey, 1933-61
  • Alan James Armitage, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 33rd District, 1970
  • Nathan G. Armitage, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ashford; Elected 1926
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Armitage Historic Events


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Armitage Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. J. F.  Armitage (1899-1917), English Junior Radio Officer aboard the SS Calonne from Manchester, England, United Kingdom who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Benjamin Rhodes Armitage, British Lieutenant, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Florence Gertrude Burke Armitage, (née Martin), American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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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: Semper paratus
Motto Translation: Always prepared.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  4. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Armitage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Armitage 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 16 September 2016 at 07:35.

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