Origins Available: English, Irish, Scottish
Norman invasion of 1066.
Early Origins of the Archbald family
England. As a personal name, Archbald can be found in the Domesday Book (1086) as Erchenbaldus, Arcenbaldus, and Arcebaldus. The first record of a Archbald surname appears to be Robert Archenbold, recorded in the Pipe Rolls for Gloucester in 1210.
Early History of the Archbald family
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Archbald Spelling Variations
spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Archbold, Archbald, Archibaldson, Archibald, Archibold, Harchbald, Arkanbaldus, Archebald and many more.
Early Notables of the Archbald family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Archbald family to Ireland
Some of the Archbald family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Archbald family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Archbald Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Archbald Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ut reficiar
Motto Translation: That I may be replenished.
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