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Arnkell is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. Arnkell comes from the Dutch surname Van Arkel. The name Van Arkel may spring from the Anglo-Saxon form of Hercules, which is Ercol. A less likely root of the name is the parish of Ercoll Magna, or High Ercoll in Shropshire.

Arnkell Early Origins



The surname Arnkell was first found in Berwickshire, in south east Scotland, arriving in Scotland soon after the Norman Conquest in 1066. They are the northern branch of the family name descended from Anketell, or Arnketill.

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Arnkell Early History


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Arnkell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arnkell research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1500, 1533, 1588, 1572, 1626 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Arnkell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arnkell Spelling Variations


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Arnkell Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Arnkell include Arkell, Arkle, Arkill, Arcle, Argal, Argall, Arnkell, Artell, Artill, Arctall, Arktale, Arktell, Arktull, Arkgale and many more.

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Arnkell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arnkell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arnkell 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Arnkells to arrive on North American shores: Sir Samuel Argal who settled in Virginia in 1624.

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