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Archdeacon is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. Archdeacon is a name for a person who held the religious office of Arch Deacon.

Archdeacon Early Origins



The surname Archdeacon was first found in the counties of Cornwall and Devon where they settled soon after the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D. In Norman, the family name was Archidiacne, which seriously questions the popular concept that the family name is derived from the office of Archdeacon.

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Archdeacon Spelling Variations


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Archdeacon Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Archdeacon are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Archdeacon include Archdeacon, Archdekin, Archdekyne, Arcedeckne, Archdecon, Archdicken, Ercadkne, Erchdeacon, Erchdekine, Archdeakin and many more.

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Archdeacon Early History


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Archdeacon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Archdeacon research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 130 and 1300 are included under the topic Early Archdeacon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Archdeacon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Archdeacon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Archdeacon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Archdeacon In Ireland


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Archdeacon In Ireland



Some of the Archdeacon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Archdeacon, or a variant listed above:

Archdeacon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Kathryn Archdeacon, who landed in America in 1704
  • William Archdeacon who arrived in Maryland in 1741
  • John Archdeacon, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1772

Archdeacon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Archdeacon in Philadelphia in 1851
  • Dennis Archdeacon, who settled in Philadelphia in 1858
  • Mary Archdeacon, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "City of Chicago" from Liverpool & Queenstown [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TS-3NR : 6 December 2014), Mary Archdeacon, 23 Apr 1892; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name City of Chicago, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • F. A. Archdeacon, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Kaiser Wilhelm II" from Genoa, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX9Z-WN5 : 6 December 2014), F. A. Archdeacon, 22 May 1894; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm II, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Master Archdeacon, aged 9, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Kaiser Wilhelm II" from Genoa, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX9Z-WNT : 6 December 2014), Master Archdeacon, 22 May 1894; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm II, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Archdeacon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. I. M. Archdeacon, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXK2-86P : 6 December 2014), Mrs. I. M. Archdeacon, 09 Sep 1907; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Peter M. Archdeacon, aged 63, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Rotterdam" from Plymouth [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WX-R2N : 6 December 2014), Peter M. Archdeacon, 20 Oct 1919; citing departure port Plymouth, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Archdeacon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Archdeacon, aged 9, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register 1857. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Archdeacon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Archdeacon (post 1700)



  • Ernest Archdeacon (1863-1950), French lawyer of Irish descent who was a pioneer in aviation in France before the First World War, the first aeroplane passenger in Europe in1908
  • Maurice John Archdeacon (1897-1954), Major League Baseball center fielder

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TS-3NR : 6 December 2014), Mary Archdeacon, 23 Apr 1892; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name City of Chicago, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX9Z-WN5 : 6 December 2014), F. A. Archdeacon, 22 May 1894; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm II, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX9Z-WNT : 6 December 2014), Master Archdeacon, 22 May 1894; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm II, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXK2-86P : 6 December 2014), Mrs. I. M. Archdeacon, 09 Sep 1907; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WX-R2N : 6 December 2014), Peter M. Archdeacon, 20 Oct 1919; citing departure port Plymouth, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ South Australian Register 1857. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Archdeacon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Archdeacon 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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