Arnall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Similar to many Austrian family names, the distinguished surname Arnall is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Otto I defeated the Magyars in 955. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Early Origins of the Arnall family

The surname Arnall was first found in Austria, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Chronicles first mention Gregor Aroldt of Luetzen in 1504.

Important Dates for the Arnall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arnall research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1665, 1795, 1155, 1650, 1695, 1666, 1714, 1740 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Arnall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arnall Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Arnall include Arnold, Arnoldt, Arnolds, Arnol, Arnoll, Arnolle, Arnholdt (often in Saxony), Aroldt (Franconia), Arlt (Silesia) and many more.

Early Notables of the Arnall family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Arnall were Arnold, known as "Arnold of Brescia" (d.1155), an outstanding personality who challenged and condemned the temporal power of the Church and was executed; Christoph Arnold...
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arnall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arnall migration to the United States

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Arnall were

Arnall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Arnall, who landed in Virginia in 1621 [1]
  • John Arnall, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1635 [1]
  • Robert Arnall, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Tho Arnall, who arrived in Virginia in 1662 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Arnall (post 1700)

  • Joseph Arnall (b. 1947), American Republican politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 18th District, 1989- [2]
  • J. G. Arnall, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944 [2]
  • Ellis Gibbs Arnall (1907-1992), American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944 [2]
  • William Arnall (1715-1741), English political writer, "bred as an attorney, but took to political writing before he was twenty" [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 17 Apr. 2019
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