Archenbault History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Archenbault Surname comes from the Norman French given name Archambault, which could also be found in more "Germanic" forms such as Arcenbaldus and Arcebaldus. The name came to British Isles in the wake of the Norman invasion of 1066.

Early Origins of the Archenbault family

The surname Archenbault was first found in throughout Southern England. As a personal name, Archenbault can be found in the Domesday Book (1086) as Erchenbaldus, Arcenbaldus, and Arcebaldus. The first record of a Archenbault surname appears to be Robert Archenbold, recorded in the Pipe Rolls for Gloucester in 1210.

Important Dates for the Archenbault family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Archenbault research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1239, 1302, 1327, 1616, 1785, 1870, 1822, and 1650 are included under the topic Early Archenbault History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Archenbault Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Archenbault include Archbold, Archbald, Archibaldson, Archibald, Archibold, Harchbald, Arkanbaldus, Archebald and many more.

Early Notables of the Archenbault family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Archenbault Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Archenbault family to Ireland

Some of the Archenbault family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 74 words (5 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 Archenbault family

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Archenbaults to arrive on North American shores: James Archibald, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1627; George Archibald, who received a land grant in Virginia in 1676; David Archibald who arrived in Truro, N.S. before 1800.

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