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The ancestors of the Arkle family first reached the shores of England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Their name is derived 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.

Arkle Early Origins



The surname Arkle 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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Arkle Spelling Variations


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Arkle Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Arkell, Arkle, Arkill, Arcle, Argal, Argall, Arnkell, Artell, Artill, Arctall, Arktale, Arktell, Arktull, Arkgale and many more.

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Arkle Early History


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Arkle Early History



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

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Arkle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arkle Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Arkle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Arkle, who was recorded in Elgin County, Ontario in 1872

Arkle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Arkle arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • John Arkle, aged 50, a shepherd, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • Margaret Arkle, aged 49, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • Sarah Arkle, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • Jane Arkle, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Arkle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arkle 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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