James Armitage

Brief Life History of James

When James Armitage was born on 4 September 1843, in Esholt, Yorkshire, England, his father, David Armitage, was 38 and his mother, Ann Burnley, was 38. He married Hannah Elizabeth Crowther on 15 December 1866, in Yeadon, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1903. He died on 20 January 1903, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Leverington Cemetery, Roxborough, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Armitage
Hannah Elizabeth Crowther
Marriage: 15 December 1866
John William Armitage
Sarah Elizabeth Armitage
Matilda Armitage
Annie Maria Armitage
James Armitage
Melinda Armitage
Benjamin Armitage
Annie Armitage

Sources (41)

  • James Armitage, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951

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Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English, Old French (h)ermitage ‘hermitage’ (a derivative of Old French (h)ermite ‘hermit’), or a habitational name from a place called with this word. The name is very common in Yorkshire, where it has been traced to a hermitage in South Crosland, close to Armitage Bridge in Almondbury, near Huddersfield.

History: The name was first brought to North America by Enoch Armitage (born 1677) of Wooldale, Yorkshire, England.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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