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The name Arkell reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on 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.

Arkell Early Origins



The surname Arkell 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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Arkell Spelling Variations


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Arkell Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Arkell has been recorded under many different variations, including Arkell, Arkle, Arkill, Arcle, Argal, Argall, Arnkell, Artell, Artill, Arctall, Arktale, Arktell, Arktull, Arkgale and many more.

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Arkell Early History


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Arkell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arkell 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 Arkell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arkell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arkell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arkell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Arkell, aged 24, a gardener, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arkell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arkell (post 1700)



  • James Arkell, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 18th District, 1884-85
  • John Arkell, prominent British corporate executive
  • William Joscelyn Arkell (1904-1958), British paleontologist
  • Reverend Anthony Arkell (1898-1980), British historian, Egyptologist, and colonial administrator, who became the commissioner for archaeology and anthropology in the Sudan, and later, the Vicar of Cuddington
  • Reginald Arkell (1882-1959), British playwright and comedic novelist

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Arkell Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Arkell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arkell 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 30 March 2016 at 23:30.

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