origin, deriving from the trade or profession pursued by the first bearer. In this instance, the surname Arquette derives from the French word "archer" which signifies "bowman," deriving from the Latin word "arcuarius or arcarius" which signifies "bow." Therefore, the surname Arquette was used to distinguish a bowman or a maker of bows.
The surname Arquette was first found in the southern region of Provence. An early reference to the Arquette name, shows that the Arquier family in Provence was listed among the ancient aristocracy of France.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mitchel Arquette who arrived in Vermont in 1887; Eli Arquit, who was naturalized in Baltimore some time between the years 1802-1828; Amiable Arquoit, who was naturalized in Oregon in 1849..