Origins Available: Irish
Archibal comes from Scottish naming traditions, whose ancestors lived among the Boernicians
of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from the personal name Arcebold
which means "right bold", "precious bold" or "holy prince".
Early Origins of the Archibal family
The surname Archibal was first found in Roxburghshire
, about 30 miles southeast of Edinburgh. They had been settled from very ancient times in the Kelso area. Before the name became a surname, there was mention of an "Achebaldus filius
Swani de Forgrunde," during the reign of King William, the Lion, of Scotland
Early History of the Archibal family
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Archibal Spelling Variations
Over the years, Archibal has been written It appears under these variations because medieval scribes spelled names according to sound rather than by any over-arching set of rules. Archbold, Archbald, Archibaldson, Archibald, Archibold, Harchbald, Arkanbaldus, Archebald and many more.
Early Notables of the Archibal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Archibal family to Ireland
Some of the Archibal family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 278 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Archibal family to the New World and Oceana
When these Boernician-Scottish settlers arrived in North America they brought little with them and often had restart their lives from scratch. Through time, much of their heritage was lost, and it is only this century through Clan
societies and highland games that many have recovered their national heritage. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Archibal family to immigrate North America: James Archibald, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1627; John Archibald, who came to New England
in 1650; George Archibald, who received a land grant in Virginia in 1676.
The Archibal Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ut reficiar
Motto Translation: That I may be replenished.