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The surname Arnott was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat for many centuries and were recorded in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a census taken by King William, Duke of Normandy in 1086 A.D.

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 Arnott have been found, including Harnett, Harnott, Arnold, Ernold, Arnot, Arnott, Aernold and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arnott research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1273, and 1296 are included under the topic Early Arnott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Arnott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Arnott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 38 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Arnott, or a variant listed above:

Arnott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Arnott, aged 20, who settled in Virginia in 1716
  • Philip Arnott, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • David Arnott, aged 20, arrived in Georgia in 1775
  • John Arnott, who landed in America in 1795
  • John Arnott, who settled in Virginia in 1795

Arnott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aleses Arnott, who arrived in Arkansas in 1885
  • Alexander Arnott, who landed in Arkansas in 1885

Arnott Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Arnott settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1812
  • Archibald Arnott came to Bona Vista, Newfoundland in 1821

Arnott Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Arnott, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • Henrietta Arnott, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • Albert Arnott, aged 12, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • Jemima Arnott, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • William H. Arnott, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
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  • Alexander Arnott, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Manchester
  • Robert D. Arnott (b. 1954), American entrepreneur, investor, editor, and writer
  • Kevin Arnott (b. 1898), English footballer
  • John Arnott (b. 1932), English former professional footballer
  • Andy Arnott (b. 1973), English former professional footballer
  • Peter R. Arnott (b. 1932), musician, composer, theatre director
  • Ray Arnott, Australian rock drummer, singer and songwriter
  • Robert Arnott, British archaeologist
  • Simon Arnott (b. 1976), former Australian rules footballer
  • Struther Arnott CBE, FRS, FRSE (1934-2013), Scottish academic, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews
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Arnott Historic Events



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Robert Arnott, American 2nd Class passenger from Kearney, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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