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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

Similar surnames: Arata, Arriaga, Heritage, Akridge, Harnage, Freitag, Artale, Prestage

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Where is the Armitage family from?

You can see how Armitage families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Armitage family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Armitage families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 18 Armitage families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Armitage's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Armitage families in 1840.
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What did your Armitage ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Armitage. 13% of Armitage men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Armitage women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Armitage were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 207,000 census records available for the last name Armitage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armitage census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Armitage. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Armitage. For the veterans among your Armitage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Armitage lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Armitage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Armitage in 1944 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

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