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Where did the Scottish Arbuckle family come from? What is the Scottish Arbuckle family crest and coat of arms? When did the Arbuckle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Arbuckle family history?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).
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.
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. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arbuckle research. Another 143 words (10 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.
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arbuckle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Arbuckle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
Arbuckle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Arbuckle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Arbuckle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Arbuckle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
The Arbuckle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arbuckle 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.
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