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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Archete came from the given name Arkley, which is a derivative of the Old Norse name Arnketill.

Archete Early Origins



The surname Archete was first found in Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Archete Early History


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Archete Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Archete research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1256, 1273, 1331, 1379, 1455, 1595, 1676, 1688, 1760, 1385 and 1415 are included under the topic Early Archete History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Archete Spelling Variations


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Archete Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Archete family name include Arkley, Arkly, Arketel, Arkill, Arkell, Arkoll, Arkel, Arkle, Arcle, Arklay and many more.

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Archete Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Archete Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Maria van Arkel (c. 1385-1415), the only daughter and heiress of Lord John V of Arkel and Joanna of Jülich, inherited the title to Gelderland from her maternal...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Archete 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Archete surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Henry Arkle, who was recorded in Elgin County, Ontario in 1872 and Joseph Arkley, who was living in Carleton County, Ontario in 1879.

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