Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Arcane family
The surname Arcane was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Arcane family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arcane research.Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1327, 1379 and are included under the topic Early Arcane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arcane Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Arcane include Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Arcane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arcane family to Ireland
Some of the Arcane family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 153 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arcane family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Arcane or a variant listed above: Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.