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 1,062
Coal Miner 132
Woollen Weaver 111
Dress Maker 60
Living On Own Means 58
Living On Her Own Means 51
General Labourer 49
Worsted Weaver 45
Cotton Weaver 44
Worsted Spinner 38
Labourer 34
Domestic Servant 32
Cloth Weaver 30
House Keeper 28
Cotton Piecer 28
Farmer 27
Joiner 26
Stone Mason 23
Grocer 19
Agricultural Labourer 19
Woollen Cloth Weaver 18
Woollen Spinner 18
Tailoress 17
Cotton Spinner 17
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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