The Heremit name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having 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 Heremit family
The surname Heremit was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Heremit family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heremit 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 Heremit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heremit 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 Heremit 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 Heremit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heremit family to Ireland
Some of the Heremit 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 Heremit family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Heremit were among those contributors: Richard Armitt, who sailed to America in 1700; Sarah Armitt to Philadelphia in 1702; John Armitt to Philadelphia in 1736; and Sam Armott to Boston in 1769..
The Heremit 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.