The annals of Scottish history reveal that Arnocht was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland
. The Arnocht family lived in the lands of Arnott in the parish of Portmoak in Kinross (now part of the region of Tayside), where one of the first times the name was listed was in 1150 when Michael de Arnoth was mentioned.
Early Origins of the Arnocht family
The surname Arnocht was first found in the lands of Arnott in the parish of Portmoak, Kinross-shire
. The first chief, recorded, Michael Arnott, held those lands about 1150. David, of Fifeshire
, his successor was recorded in 1296 when he paid homage to King Edward 1st of England.
Early History of the Arnocht family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arnocht research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1400, 1502, 1600, 1608, 1639, 1918, 1497, 1536, 1497, 1498, 1680, 1652 and are included under the topic Early Arnocht History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arnocht Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations
of the name Arnocht include Arnott, Arnot, Arnatt, Arnocht, Arnote, Arnett, Anetts, Arnette, Ernot, Ernott, Annett, Annetts and many more.
Early Notables of the Arnocht family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was David Arnot, C.R.S.A., ( fl.
1497- c. 1536), Scottish canon regular and bishop from Arnot, Fife
, Rector of Kirkforthar, Fife
in 1497, Archdeacon of Lothian... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arnocht Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arnocht family to Ireland
Some of the Arnocht family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arnocht family to the New World and Oceana
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia
and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence
. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan
societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Arnocht: David Arnott, aged 20, who settled in Virginia in 1716; John Arnott, who settled in Virginia in 1795; as well as Agnes, George, Jane, Samuel and William Arnot of one family, who settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1767. In Newfoundland, James Arnott settled in St. John's in 1812.
The Arnocht 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: Speratum et completum
Motto Translation: Hoped for and Fulfilled.