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Wills, vital records and birthdate timing reasonably validate my paternal lineage to my 3x greatgrandfather William, who was born in Ireland in 1784 and settled in Indiana Co.,PA. He and his offspring used DeArment, DeArmond, Dearmin, DeArmy, Deyarmin, Deyarmie, etc. Based on "DeArmond families of America" and oral traditions, in North America and Ireland, the name variant originates with French Huguenots. A few families claim German origins. I do not know what occured in Ireland with my ancestors, but my Y chromosome DNA is matched to Northern Irish and Scots. It is not characteristic of continental haplotypes. Many persons and name variants of DeArmond are common in America and Canada. However, at this time, I have not found any one sharing the name variant to compare markers with on the Y databases. I have long puzzled over the similarity of the Irish and Scottish name of Diarmid. McDemott sources consider Deyermond to be a variant of mac Diarmada. O'Diermond appears appears in records with apparently the same family using Deyarmond. Huguenot ancestry is considered a mark of distinction in Ireland. Could this have prompted some families to adopt traditions of Huguenot ancestors?