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The Armitage Surname Project


Welcome to the Armitage DNA Project, which has been established to make use of the discoveries in the developing field of genetic genealogy to assist us with the research of this surname and its variants. The ancient Anglo/Saxon surname of Armitage originates in Yorkshire in eastern England. It derives from the Old French word 'hermite', from the Greek 'eremos', meaning solitary, and was originally given either as a topographical name to someone who lived by a hermitage, or a place of learning, or as a locational name. The DNA Project is a worldwide project. Our project is just getting started and welcomes all participants, so we encourage you to join today. Participating in the project is an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records, which will help to guide your future family history research. We do expect to discover previously unknown relationships between families, as well as indicate which families are unrelated to each other. As the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will provide information about the evolution of the surname and help to establish which of the families now using variant spellings really did originate as Armitage



Other surnames in Project

Armatidge, Armitach, Armitack, Armitage, Armytage, Ermitage, Ermytache, Harmitage, Hermitack, Hermitage

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