The name Arkmaker is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a maker of chests,
or other pieces of furniture. Wright
is a word for a cabinet maker,
or more generally a worker in wood.
The element "ark" is derived from the Old English arc,
meaning "ark, chest," and "wright" which is derived from the Old English wyrhta,
meaning "craftsman, maker."
Early Origins of the Arkmaker family
The surname Arkmaker was first found in Derbyshire
, where the Arkmaker family held a family seat
from very early times, long before the Norman Conquest
of the Duke of Normandy
, in 1066. They were the makers of chests.
Early History of the Arkmaker family
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Arkmaker 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 Arkmaker include Arkwright, Arkright, Artrick, Artrip, Hartwright, Hartrick and many more.
Early Notables of the Arkmaker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arkmaker 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: John Arkwright, who settled in Jamaica in 1685.
The Arkmaker Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Multa tuli fecique
Motto Translation: I have endured and done much.
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