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Origins of the Armitage surname

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About the Armitages

We have a total number of 86280 records for people with the last name Armitage.

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Where do most Armitages live?

In 1921, most Armitages lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Armitages

How common is your surname?

624th most common surname in the UK

We have 76,500 records for the Armitage surname. The oldest one dates back to 1300.

Who were Armitages most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Armitage first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Armitages

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Armitages in 1921


Woollen Weaver


Worsted Weaver


Living On Own Means


Cotton Weaver


Common Male occupations for Armitages in 1921
Coal Miner


Coal Miner Hewer


Stone Mason


Woollen Weaver




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