The generations and branches of the Arkly family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name Arkly comes from the given name Arkley,
which is a derivative of the Old Norse name Arnketill.
Early Origins of the Arkly family
The surname Arkly was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Arkly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arkly 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 Arkly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arkly Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Arkly include Arkley, Arkly, Arketel, Arkill, Arkell, Arkoll, Arkel, Arkle, Arcle, Arklay and many more.
Early Notables of the Arkly 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 Arkly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arkly family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Arkly or a variant listed above: Henry Arkle, who was recorded in Elgin County, Ontario in 1872 and Joseph Arkley, who was living in Carleton County, Ontario in 1879.