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The name Arkwright comes from one of the family having 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."

Arkwright Early Origins



The surname Arkwright was first found in Derbyshire, where the Arkwright 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.

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Arkwright Spelling Variations


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Arkwright Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Arkwright have been found, including: Arkwright, Arkright, Artrick, Artrip, Hartwright, Hartrick and many more.

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Arkwright Early History


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Arkwright Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arkwright research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1732, 1792 and 1769 are included under the topic Early Arkwright History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arkwright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arkwright Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arkwright 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Arkwright, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Arkwright Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Arkwright, who settled in Jamaica in 1685

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arkwright (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arkwright (post 1700)



  • George Alfred Arkwright (1888-1972), American Republican politician, Lawyer
  • John Arkwright, Author
  • May Arkwright (1860-1915), suffrage leader in the early history of the Pacific Northwest of the United States
  • John Peter Arkwright (d. 1931), English Justice of the Peace (JP)
  • Richard Arkwright (1732-1792), Englishman credited with inventing the spinning frame
  • Ian Arkwright (b. 1959), English professional footballer
  • Peter Arkwright, Architect

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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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. 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.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Arkwright Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arkwright 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 17 June 2016 at 13:07.

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