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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Artis family lived in Suffolk, where they were located since the early Middle Ages, but the name originated in the French province of Artois.

Artis Early Origins



The surname Artis was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages. The name originated in the French province of Artois and was transferred to England with the conquest.

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Artis Spelling Variations


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Artis Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Artus, Artis, Artiss, Artois, Artoys, Artice, Artes, Arteis, Artson and many more.

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Artis Early History


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Artis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Artis research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1500, 1524, 1568, 1619, 1649, 1661, 1674, and 1724 are included under the topic Early Artis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Artis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Artis Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Artis or a variant listed above:

Artis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L. L. Artis, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Edmund Artis, aged 43, who settled in America from Brighton, in 1893
  • Mrs. Mariano C. Artis, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1896
  • Leo. L. Artis, aged 36, who emigrated to America, in 1896
  • Maria L. Artis, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Artis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Buchanan Artis, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Kilbowie, Scotland, in 1904
  • Matews Artis, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Helen Artis, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1907
  • Artis, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1907
  • Percy E. Artis, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Artis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Artis (post 1700)



  • Mitchell N. Artis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2008
  • David Artis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2000
  • Orsten Artis, retired American basketball player
  • Tom Artis (1956-2007), American comic book artist for DC Comics and Marvel Comics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Artis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Artis Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 October 2015 at 13:56.

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