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Arcus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Arcus family


The surname Arcus was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat in the lands of Hardcarse in the parish of Fogo in that shire. The first on record was Adam Harcarse who was Abbott of Newbattle Abbey, and later in 1219 became Abbott of Melrose Abbey.

Early History of the Arcus family


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Arcus Spelling Variations


The name Arcus, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Harecars, Harecarse, Harcars, Harcarse, Harkess, Harcors, Harcorse, Harcourse, Harkars, Harcus, Harkass, Harcas, Harkes, Harks, Harcase, Arcas, Arcus and many more.

Early Notables of the Arcus family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Arcus family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arcus Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Arcus, aged 24, a blacksmith, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

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