English hegemony and suppression of Catholic Gaelic language and culture in Ireland and Scotland allowed Protestants to dominate politically and economically. Using a Gaelic name meant lower social and employment status. Countless names were anglicized, and some like LeMond, LaMont and DeArmond were mythologized as French. The DeArmond surname and variants originate from O'Duibhdhiorma(Dooyearma) and MacDiarmada(Diermond) of NW Ireland and SW Scotland. The name was common among Scotch-Irish Presbyterian immigrants during the 1700's. By the mid 1800's, the DeArmond surname variants generally fell out of use in Ireland and Scotland, in favor of the more popular McDermott surname.
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