Arbuckle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Arbuckle as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Lanarkshire. The Arbuckle surname is a habitational name, taken on from the place name Arbuckle (or Arnbuckle), in the parish of Airdrie, Lanarkshire. The Gaelic name for the place was earrann buachaille, meaning the "herdsman's portion" (of land).

Early Origins of the Arbuckle family

The surname Arbuckle was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow. John Arnbuckle was recorded as a witness in Irvine in 1499, and later John Arbuckle purchased a lot of land in the city of Glasgow in the year 1511. [1]

Early History of the Arbuckle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arbuckle research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1624, 1685, 1838, 1912, 1700 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Arbuckle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arbuckle Spelling Variations

The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Arbuckle has been spelled Arbuckle, Arnbuckle, Arbukile, Arbukill, Arbuckell, Arbuckles, Arbucles, Arbucle, Arbukle and many more.

Early Notables of the Arbuckle family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Arbuckle family to Ireland

Some of the Arbuckle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Arbuckle migration to the United States +

The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Arbuckle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Archebald Arbuckle, who landed in Maryland in 1658 [2]
  • William Arbuckle, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1684 [2]
  • John Arbuckle, who landed in New Jersey in 1685 [2]
  • John Arbuckle who landed in America and settled in New Jersey in 1685
Arbuckle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Arbuckle, who landed in New Hampshire in 1748 [2]
  • James Arbuckle, who settled in Augusta County VA. in 1762
Arbuckle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Col. Arbuckle, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [2]
  • Colonel Arbuckle, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [2]
  • Thomas Arbuckle, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1831
  • Joseph Arbuckle, who arrived in New York in 1832 [2]
  • Thomas Arbuckle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Arbuckle migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arbuckle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Arbuckle, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • James Arbuckle, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Jotm Arbuckle, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
Arbuckle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Arbuckle, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • Jane Arbuckle, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834

Contemporary Notables of the name Arbuckle (post 1700) +

  • Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle (1887-1933), American actor, director, producer and screenwriter of silent film comedies from Smith Center, Kansas; he died in his sleep of a heart attack in 1933 at age 46
  • Ernest C. "Ernie" Arbuckle (1912-1986), American businessman and academic, Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business from 1958 to 1968
  • Charles Edward Arbuckle (b. 1968), former professional American football tight end who played for the Indianapolis Colts (1992-1995)
  • Macklyn Arbuckle (1863-1931), American actor, brother of Andrew Arbuckle and cousin of comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
  • Andrew Arbuckle (1887-1938), American stage and film actor, cousin of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
  • James Arbuckle (1700-1734), Irish minor poet and essayist, known for 'Snuff,' a mock-heroic poem, containing some curious information respecting the snuff-taking and snuff-boxes of the time [3]
  • Captain Matthew Arbuckle (1778-1851), Virginia born frontiersman, US Army soldier, made a brigadier general in 1830
  • Robert Arbuckle Berner (b. 1935), American educator


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 17 Apr. 2019


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