Meaning Local: At the Hermitstead, from residence at a hermitage or hermit-stead. 'A hermit' prononced 'armit.' This has been a Yorkshire surname for five centuries at least.
Origin English, Irish

Rank 4,548 (2000 US census) 2,856 (1990 US census)
Count 7,162 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 16.6%, or 1189 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 78.62%, or 5631 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.34%, or 24 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.31%, or 22 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.96%, or 212 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.17%, or 84 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Russian middle names

As with many things that are 'Russian,' neither child nor his parents has much choice in picking the name. It is purely patronymic and generally predefined at the time when the child is born or even rather conceived. The name is derived from the child's father's first...

Christian baby names

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Ukrainian middle names

Ukrainian middle names form the same way as Russian ones, except that for girls, the patronymic ending is '-ivna' rather than '-ovna' or '-evna.' Follow the Russian middle names link to get any additional information.

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