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
Scholar 1,108
Woollen Weaver 119
Coal Miner 95
House Keeper 50
Domestic Servant 46
Labourer 39
Agricultural Labourer 34
Dress Maker 34
Worsted Weaver 34
Cotton Weaver 32
Annuitant 31
Joiner 31
Weaver 29
General Servant 27
Cotton Piecer 25
Worsted Spinner 25
Stone Mason 23
Grocer 23
Cloth Dresser 23
Cloth Finisher 23
Farm Labourer 21
Cotton Winder 19
Woollen Spinner 19
Wool Sorter 18
Power Loom Weaver 17

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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