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  • Ann Villines (1686 - 1758)
  • Anne Lee Walke (1699 - 1732)
    Anne Armistead 1699- Parents: William Armistead 1670-1711 and Anna Lee 1675-1754 Husband: Anthony Walke 1700- Child: Anthony Walke 1726-
  • Capt. Anthony Armistead (c.1645 - 1726)
    Captain Anthony Armistead (ca. 1645-October 26, 1726) was a Justice of the Peace in Colonial Virginia, associated with the Bacon insurgent courts-martial in 1676. He was the son of William Armistead....
  • Elizabeth Churchill (Armistead) (c.1667 - 1716)
    Ancestor of:Benjamin Harrison Elizabeth Armistead (1667-1716) View Person Page Elizabeth Churchill (1710-1779) View Person Page Elizabeth Bassett (1730-1792) View Person Page Wi...
  • Frances Armistead (c.1587 - c.1634)
    Frances Thompson Birth: 1587 in Kirk, Deighton, Yorkshire, England Father: William Thompson b: 1561 in Kirk Deighton, Yorkshire, England Marriage Anthony ARMISTEAD b: AFT 1587 in Kirk, De...

About the Armistead surname

French and English surname, Armistead comes from the Old French term ‘ermite’ and the Old English term ‘stede’ which refer to a hermit’s place. Variations in spelling for Armistead include Armstead, Armitstead, Olmstead, Armystead, Ormstead and Ampstead. In Cheshire, England is where the early Armistead families originated. From there they had been concentrated in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Northumberland, Durham and Cumberland counties. In Scotland most live in Kirkcudbrightshire and Midlothian counties. Within the United States Armistead families centered in Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas and Mississippi. Famous: Lewis Addison Armistead (a Brigadier General of the Confederate Army during the Civil War, killed in 1863), George Armistead (the military commander of Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812) and Rex Armistead (a director in the 20th century working to cut organized crime in the U. S. southern states which were known as the Dixie Mafia).


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