Similar to many Austrian
family names, the distinguished surname Arnolds 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 Arnolds family
The surname Arnolds 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.
Early History of the Arnolds family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arnolds research.Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1665, 1795, 1155, 1650, 1695, 1666, 1714, 1740 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Arnolds History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arnolds 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 Arnolds include Arnold, Arnoldt, Arnolds, Arnol, Arnoll, Arnolle, Arnholdt (often in Saxony), Aroldt (Franconia), Arlt (Silesia) and many more.
Early Notables of the Arnolds family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Arnolds 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 Arnolds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arnolds family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Arnolds Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Archibald Arnolds, who settled in Bonavista in 1816