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Armitage Family History

Armitage Name Meaning
English: topographic name from Middle English, Old French (h)ermitage ‘hermitage’ (a derivative of Old French (h)ermite ‘hermit’), or a habitational name from a place named with this word. The name is very common in Yorkshire, where it has been traced to Hermitage Bridge, a locality in Almondbury, near Huddersfield.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

705,833 Historical Documents with Armitage on Ancestry.com
251,104 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,587 Military Records
18,450 Immigration Records
152,991 Census and Voter Lists
272,701 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Armitage Families

  • Number of Armitage families
     40 - 78
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Armitage families
     2,896 - 5,789
     966 - 2,895
     1 - 965
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Armitage families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Armitage census records

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Armitage Family Origin

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Armitage Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Armitage families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Armitage

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Armitage Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Armitage census records

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Armitage Civil War Service Records

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