England, France, German
Origins of Armand:
According to the early recordings of the spellings of the surname, this interesting and uncommon name is listed as Armand, Hammand, Hammond, Hammant, Hammon and many more. It is a popular Anglo-French surname, but one which can be of first Norse-Viking or next French and German sources of which it has three. The first origin is from the Norse-Viking particular name Hamundr, which means "High protection" and possibly brought into Britain in about the 7th century. The second is also Norse-Viking and of the same period, but from Amundr, meaning "offspring protection." Over the centuries the two forms became complicated and combined. The third possible origin is probably of German origin from the particular name Haimo meaning Home but mentioned as Hammant by the Norman French attackers of England in 1066. It again became joined and fused with the two Norse spellings. Interesting examples of name ancestors are Richard Hamond of Sussex in the Premium Tax rolls of 1332, John Hammond who passed away in 1617 was physician to King James I of England VI of Scotland (1603 - 1625), while in France Jean Antoine Armand was a naming witness at La Chappelle-Graillouse, Ardeche, in September 1685.
More common variations are: Armaand, Armandy, Armandi, Armando, Arjmand, Yarmand, Armanda, Armande, Armandt, Aramand.
The origins of the surname Armand found in Provence where people held a family seat from early times. Someone say better before the success of Normans and the entrance of Duke William at Hastings 1066 A.D.
The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Walter Hamund, dated about 1242, in the "Free Rolls of Herefordshire." It was during the time of King Henry III who was known to be the “The Frenchman," dated 1216 - 1272. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation. It came to be known as Poll Tax in England. Surnames all over the country began to develop, with unique and shocking spelling variations of the original one.
United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Armand settled in the United States in three different centuries respectively in the 18th, 19th, and 20th. Some of the people with the name Armand who settled in the United States in the 18th century included Jacques Armand settled in Louisiana in 1757. Isabel Armand, who landed in America in the year 1760.
Some of the people with the surname Armand who settled in the United States in the 19th century included Mr. Armand liberal Roman with his wife and child, Elizabeth Armand, all arrived in New Orleans in 1822. Marie Armand landed in New York, NY in 1835. F Armand, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850. Mathiaus Armand settled in Philadelphia in 1856.
The following century saw many more Armand surnames arrive. Some of the people with the surname Armand who settled in the United States in the 20th century included Jules Armand, son of Raoul and Blanche Turcotte, of Saint-Sauveur, Québec, married Alphonsine Chabot, daughter of Emile and Elodie Gosselin in 1942
Here is the population distribution of the last name Armand: France 9,980; Haiti 5,373; Cameroon 3,965; Ivory Coast 3,068; United States 2,875; Iran 2,252; Uruguay 746; Argentina 463; Canada 430; Indonesia 405.
Abraham Armand was a Roman bishop.
David Armand (born 1977), is an English actor. He was born in the year 1977.
Émile Armand (1872-1962), was a French terrorist.
Frøydis Armand (born 1949), is a Norwegian actor. He was born in the year 1949.
Gesner Armand (born 1936), is a Haitian painter.
Gisken Armand (born 1962), is a Norwegian actress.
Inessa Armand (1874-1920), was a French communist.
Jean Armand de Lestocq (1692-1767), was a French explorer.
Joseph-François Armand (1820-1903), was a Canadian leader who played a major role in politics
Leanne Armand (born 1968), is an Australian marine scientist.
Louis Armand (1905–71), was a French Resistance representative.
Sylvain Armand (born 1980), is a French soccer player.