Archibold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Archibold 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 Archibold family
The surname Archibold was first found in throughout Southern England. As a personal name, Archibold can be found in the Domesday Book (1086) as Erchenbaldus, Arcenbaldus, and Arcebaldus. The first record of a Archibold surname appears to be Robert Archenbold, recorded in the Pipe Rolls for Gloucester in 1210.
Early History of the Archibold family
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Archibold Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Archibold were recorded, including Archbold, Archbald, Archibaldson, Archibald, Archibold, Harchbald, Arkanbaldus, Archebald and many more.
Early Notables of the Archibold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Archibold family to Ireland
Some of the Archibold 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.
Archibold migration to the United States +
The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Archibold arrived in North America very early:
Archibold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mary Archibold who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772
Contemporary Notables of the name Archibold (post 1700) +
- Eileen Ewing Archibold (1899-1992), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Colorado, 1940; Member of Republican National Committee from Colorado, 1944-48 
- Arthur B. Archibold (b. 1871), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1920 
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The Archibold 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.