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Argyll is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Argyll is a name that comes from the Dutch surname Van Arkel. The name Van Arkel may spring from the Anglo-Saxon form of Hercules, which is Ercol. A less likely root of the name is the parish of Ercoll Magna, or High Ercoll in Shropshire.

Argyll Early Origins



The surname Argyll was first found in Berwickshire, in south east Scotland, arriving in Scotland soon after the Norman Conquest in 1066. They are the northern branch of the family name descended from Anketell, or Arnketill.

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Argyll Spelling Variations


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Argyll Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Argyll family name include Arkell, Arkle, Arkill, Arcle, Argal, Argall, Arnkell, Artell, Artill, Arctall, Arktale, Arktell, Arktull, Arkgale and many more.

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Argyll Early History


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Argyll Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Argyll research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1500, 1533, 1588, 1572, 1626 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Argyll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Argyll Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Argyll Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Argyll 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Argyll family to immigrate North America: Sir Samuel Argal who settled in Virginia in 1624.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Argyll (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Argyll (post 1700)



  • Duke John Douglas Sutherland Argyll (1845-1914), 9th Duke of Argyll
  • Duke John Argyll (1678-1743), 2nd Duke of Argyll
  • Earl Archibald Argyll (1629-1685), 9th Earl of Argyll
  • Earl Archibald Argyll (1598-1661), Marquis and 8th Earl of Argyll
  • Earl Archibald Argyll (1576-1638), 7th Earl of Argyll
  • Earl Archibald Argyll (1530-1573), 5th Earl of Argyll
  • Duke Archibald Argyll, 1st Duke of Argyll

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Argyll Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Argyll 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 November 2013 at 08:09.

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