The name Arkel has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally derived from the given name Arkley,
which is a derivative of the Old Norse name Arnketill.
Early Origins of the Arkel family
The surname Arkel was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Arkel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arkel 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 Arkel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arkel Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Arkel include Arkley, Arkly, Arketel, Arkill, Arkell, Arkoll, Arkel, Arkle, Arcle, Arklay and many more.
Early Notables of the Arkel family (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 Arkel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arkel family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Henry Arkle, who was recorded in Elgin County, Ontario in 1872 and Joseph Arkley, who was living in Carleton County, Ontario in 1879.
Contemporary Notables of the name Arkel (post 1700)
- Gerhard P. Van Arkel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1956 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html