Armitage Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Armitage Name Meaning: A topographic name from 'Old French' (h)ermitage 'hermitage',variant of old french (h)ermite 'hermit',one who lives in 'solitude',retired from 'society'.

This is an Anglo-French surname.The first recorded spelling is that of 'Richard De Ermitage',dated 1259.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Armitage Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Armitage family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 115
Agricultural Labourer 81
Independent 80
Weaver 67
Labourer 62
Farmer 46
Cloth Dresser 37
Fancy Weaver 37
Clothier 36
Stuff Weaver 35
Coal Miner 31
Male Servant 29
Woollen Weaver 28
Joiner 24
Shoe Maker 22
Stone Mason 20
Tailor 17
Dress Maker 16
Mason 15
Apprentice 15
Cotton Weaver 13
Dyer 11
Shop Keeper 11
Butcher 10
Cloth Weaver 10

Armitage Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Armitage 100% 53,811
2 Armatage 88% 849
3 Armtage 88% 208

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The surname Armitage is the most popular version of all its varients

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