Arsycke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Arsycke family

The surname Arsycke was first found in Norfolk at Southacre, a parish, in the union of Swaffham, hundred of South Greenhoe. The church located here is of particular significance to the family. "The church contains portions in the three styles of English architecture, with a square embattled tower; at the east end of the north aisle is a chapel, in which is the effigy of a Knight Templar, supposed to represent Sir Eudo Harsick, who died in 1292, and by whom it is thought the church was erected." [1]

Early History of the Arsycke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arsycke research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1552, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Arsycke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arsycke Spelling Variations

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 Arsycke have been found, including Harsick, Hartsick, Arsick, Harsigg, Arsigg, Harsike, Hasick, Hawsick, Hausick and many more.

Early Notables of the Arsycke family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Arsycke family

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 Arsycke, or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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