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The current generations of the Arnett family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Arnett family lived in the lands of Arnott in the parish of Portmoak in Kinross (now part of the region of Tayside), where one of the first times the name was listed was in 1150 when Michael de Arnoth was mentioned.

Arnett Early Origins



The surname Arnett was first found in the lands of Arnott in the parish of Portmoak, Kinross-shire. The first chief, recorded, Michael Arnott, held those lands about 1150. David, of Fifeshire, his successor was recorded in 1296 when he paid homage to King Edward 1st of England.

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Arnett Spelling Variations


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Arnett Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Arnett has been spelled Arnott, Arnot, Arnatt, Arnocht, Arnote, Arnett, Anetts, Arnette, Ernot, Ernott, Annett, Annetts and many more.

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Arnett Early History


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Arnett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arnett research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1400, 1502, 1600, 1608, 1639, 1918, 1497, 1536, 1497, 1498, 1680, 1652 and are included under the topic Early Arnett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arnett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arnett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was David Arnot, C.R.S.A., ( fl. 1497- c. 1536), Scottish canon regular and bishop from Arnot, Fife, Rector of Kirkforthar, Fife in 1497, Archdeacon of Lothian...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arnett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arnett In Ireland


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Arnett In Ireland



Some of the Arnett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Arnett:

Arnett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Arnett, who landed in Maryland in 1680

Arnett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Arnett, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727

Arnett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P Arnett, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Joh. Arnett, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Russland, in 1892
  • Mrs. J. H. Arnett, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Mrs. W. Arnett, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Rebecca L. Arnett, aged 26, who emigrated to America, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Arnett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Percy Arnett, aged 28, who settled in America from St. Bookham, Surrey, in 1903
  • Clarence Arnett, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Bertha Arnett, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • May Arnett, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Mr. J. H. Arnett, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Arnett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Arnett, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia

Arnett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Arnett arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celestial Queen" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arnett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arnett (post 1700)



  • Ulysses N. Arnett, Democratic President of the West Virginia Senate from 1877 to 1879
  • Jon Arnett (b. 1935), American college and National Football League player, inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Edgar Arnett, American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 77th District, 1950-51
  • Ed J. Arnett, American Democrat politician, Chair of Cole County Democratic Party, 1943
  • Dixon Arnett (b. 1938), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly 26th District, 1970-73; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972
  • Cullen Curlee Arnett (1812-1854), American politician, Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1840-41
  • Charles D. Arnett (b. 1879), American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate, 1914-17; Secretary of State of Kentucky, 1936-39; Candidate for nomination for Governor of Kentucky, 1939
  • Benjamin William Arnett (1838-1906), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives from Greene County, 1886-87
  • Floyd Arnett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1928
  • Homer Arnett (1903-1985), American Republican politician, Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1949-50; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1957-66
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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