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Armstrong: Origin and places
A name given for strength in battle. Historians relate the following tradition: This family was anciently settled on the Scottish border; their original name was Fairbairn, which was changed to Armstrong on the following occasion: An ancient king of Scotland having had his horse killed under him in battle, was immediately re-mounted by Fairbairn, his armor-bearer, on his own horse. For this timely assistance he amply rewarded him with lands on the borders, and to perpetuate the memory of so important a service, as well as the manner in which it was performed (for Fairbairn took the king by the thigh, and set him on the saddle), his royal master gave him the appellation of Armstrong. The chief seat of Johnnie Armstrong was Gilnockie, in Eskdale, a place of exquisite beauty. Johnnie was executed by order of James V., in 1529, as a Border Freebooter. Andrew Armstrong sold his patrimony to one of his kinsmen, and emigrated to the north of Ireland in the commencement of the seventeenth century. The Armstrongs were always noted for their courage and daring. In the Lay of the Last Minstrel, when the chief was about to assemble his clans, he says to his heralds: Ye need not go to Liddisdale, For whon they see the blazing bale, Elliots and Armstrongs never fail
Origin of the Last Name Armstrong
Spelling Variations : AMSTRONG | ARMSTRONG | ARASTRONG | ARMSTONG | ARMSTRANG | ARMSTROG | ARMSTRON | ARMSTRRONG | ARNSTRONG | ARSTRONG | ERMSTRANG
Armstrong: Place of Origin :  County Durham (United Kingdom) |  Cumbria (United Kingdom) |  Northumberland (United Kingdom) |  Lancashire (United Kingdom) |  London (United Kingdom) |  Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Armstrong: Family Trees of the Armstrongs
ARMSTRONG Newport (Shropshire, England, United Kingdom) 1900 - 1920
ARMSTRONG Norwood (London, England, United Kingdom) 1898 - 1905
ARMSTRONG Plumstead (London, England, United Kingdom) 1894 - 1940
ARMSTRONG Nottingham, City Of Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom) 1815 - 1945
ARMSTRONG Cockermouth, Cumberland (Cumbria, England, United Kingdom) 1874 - 1995
ARMSTRONG Cumbria, Cumberland (Cumbria, England, United Kingdom) 1905 - 1914
ARMSTRONG Plumbland, Cumberland (Cumbria, England, United Kingdom) 1869 - 1897
ARMSTRONG Blackburn (Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) 1855 - 1898
ARMSTRONG Wigan (Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) 1891 - 2002
ARMSTRONG Droitwich, Worcestershire (Herefordshire And Worcester, England, United Kingdom) 1849 - 1884

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Armstrong: Geneanet Members
Photo de James ARMSTRONGJames ARMSTRONG Photo de Louise LOUISE ARMSTRONGLouise LOUISE ARMSTRONG Photo de Vicky ARMSTRONGVicky ARMSTRONG Photo de Sean ARMSTRONGSean ARMSTRONG Photo de Ashley ARMSTRONGAshley ARMSTRONG Photo de Sandra ARMSTRONGSandra ARMSTRONG
Armstrong: Famous Genealogies
ARMSTRONG Neil
ARMSTRONG Neil born ARMSTRONG Neil Alden (1930 - 2012)
American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon
ARMSTRONG Dwight L.
ARMSTRONG Dwight L. born ARMSTRONG Dwight Leslie (1904 - 1984)
American composer of Christian hymns
ARMSTRONG Herbert W.
ARMSTRONG Herbert W. (1892 - 1986)
American early pioneer of radio and tele-evangelism
Armstrong: Famous People
 The last name Armstrong is related to the following famous family trees :
        GORDON Jeff born GORDON Jeffery Michael (1971 - )
        ARMSTRONG Lance born GUNDERSON Lance Edward (1971 - )
        HAWKING Stephen born HAWKING Stephen William (1942 - 2018)
        HOLMES Katie born HOLMES Kate Noelle (1978 - )
        JOHNSON Woody born JOHNSON IV Robert Wood (1947 - )


Updated on 2018-05-30
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