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Arblaster is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name 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."

Arblaster Early Origins



The surname Arblaster was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat after 1066.

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Arblaster Spelling Variations


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Arblaster Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Arblaster, Arblast, Alablaster, Alabaster, Allblaster, Arbalistrius, Arbalistarius, Albalistarius, Arbelestre, Aleblaster, Allyblaster, Arbalister, Arbelaster and many more.

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Arblaster Early History


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Arblaster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arblaster 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 Arblaster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arblaster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arblaster Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arblaster Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arblaster Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Arblaster, aged 28, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arblaster (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arblaster (post 1700)



  • William J. "Bill" Arblaster (b. 1900), English professional footballer
  • Dr Julie Michelle Arblaster, Australian scientist and acadmic, Associate Professor in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University
  • Robert Arblaster (b. 1948), New Zealand former cricketer who played ten first-class matches for Auckland between 1977 and 1980
  • David Amos Arblaster (1929-2006), Australian politician, Minister for Culture, Sport and Recreation in 1976, and Minister for Tourism in 1976

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Arblaster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arblaster Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 October 2016 at 08:26.

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