The ancestors of the Arbalistarius family migrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The surname Arbalistarius is for a arbalester, a person who either built or operated a 12th century variation of the medieval European crossbow named "arbalest." Derived from the Medieval French term, it actually dates back to Roman times when the crossbow was referred to as a "arcuballista."
Early Origins of the Arbalistarius family
The surname Arbalistarius was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
Early History of the Arbalistarius family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arbalistarius research.Another 417 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1140, 1198, 1198, 1273, 1273, 1278, 1296, 1565, 1624, 1700, 1567 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Arbalistarius History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arbalistarius Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Arbalistarius include Arblaster, Arblast, Alablaster, Alabaster, Allblaster, Arbalistrius, Arbalistarius, Albalistarius, Arbelestre, Aleblaster, Allyblaster, Arbalister, Arbelaster and many more.
Early Notables of the Arbalistarius family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arbalistarius family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Arbalistariuss to arrive on North American shores: who migrated to North America before the 19th century and contributed to the development of a new society.