The Arkley surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the given name Arkley,
which is a derivative of the Old Norse name Arnketill.
Early Origins of the Arkley family
The surname Arkley was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Arkley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arkley 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 Arkley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arkley Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Arkley are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Arkley include: Arkley, Arkly, Arketel, Arkill, Arkell, Arkoll, Arkel, Arkle, Arcle, Arklay and many more.
Early Notables of the Arkley 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 Arkley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arkley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Arkley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Joseph Arkley, who was living in Carleton County, Ontario in 1879
Contemporary Notables of the name Arkley (post 1700)
- Linda Arkley, English politician, Mayor of North Tyneside, England (2009)
- Nathan Arkley (1994-2012), Australian bronze medalist Paralympic athlete at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
- Howard Arkley (1951-1999), Australian artist from Melbourne