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.
Early Origins of the Artis family
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.
Early History of the Artis family
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Artis Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Artis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Artis family to the New World and Oceana
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 Atlantic. 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
Artis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Artis (post 1700)
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