Early Origins of the Armen family
The surname Armen was first found in Bavaria
, where this family name is considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal
society which became the backbone of early development in Europe. The family Armin became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. The name Armin is a popular first name, and it comes from Arminius, which is Latin for the German Hermann. Hermann the Cherusker (16 B.C.-21 A.D.,) or Arminius, is the most famous bearer of this name; as the liberator of Germany
, he and his forces destroyed a Roman legion in 9 A.D. in the Teutoberger Forest.
Early History of the Armen family
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Armen Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Armen include Armin, Arminn, Arman, Armane, Armann, Armen, Armenius and many more.
Early Notables of the Armen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Armen family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Armen or a variant listed above: Henry Arman, who settled in Ohio in 1856-1866; Joseph Arman, who came to Scott Co., IA in 1857; Georg Armann, who arrived in Chicago in 1869; Hen Armann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1886.
Contemporary Notables of the name Armen (post 1700)
- Armen Ohanian (1887-1976), Armenian dancer, actress, writer, and translator