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Arch Early Origins



The surname Arch was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the in the 13th century when they held a family seat at East Henrith.

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Arch Spelling Variations


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Arch 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 Arch include Arches, Archies, Arch, Archs, Ark, Arks and others.

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Arch Early History


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Arch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arch research. Another 348 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Arch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arch Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Arch 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



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 Arch or a variant listed above:

Arch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Arch, who landed in Virginia in 1654

Arch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Arch, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Jos Arch, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Arch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Arch arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Sophia Arch arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arch (post 1700)



  • Joseph Arch (1826-1919), English preacher
  • Hannes Arch (1967-2016), Austrian pilot, World Champion (2008), killed in a helicopter crash

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Arch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arch 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 5 October 2016 at 12:31.

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