Re: Armitage Family History
I don't recall knowing you, but I'm afraid that doesn't mean we haven't met somewhere along the track.
I am situated in N.S.W. Australia and have been researching my family's names i.e. Armitage, Ogden, Traill, Cooke, Robertson, Harris, Barnes, Clarke and Clayton for the past couple of years.
Our Armitage line started in Yorkshire, yes, the same story about the surname is told to me i.e. a hermit lived under a bridge, became Hermitage Bridge as a location and our surname was derived from that area.This area is located in West Riding of Yorkshire, Parish of Kirkburton...
If you could give me a little time, I shall try and find what I have on the earliest line of Armitages which relates to an Irish connection.Some people in New Zealand forwarded some info. to me a few months ago - however, I must admit to digressing to other family lines over the past year.