The ancient name of Artrick finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a maker of chests,
or other pieces of furniture. Wright
is a word for a cabinet maker,
or more generally a worker in wood.
The element "ark" is derived from the Old English arc,
meaning "ark, chest," and "wright" which is derived from the Old English wyrhta,
meaning "craftsman, maker."
Early Origins of the Artrick family
The surname Artrick was first found in Derbyshire
, where the Artrick family held a family seat
from very early times, long before the Norman Conquest
of the Duke of Normandy
, in 1066. They were the makers of chests.
Early History of the Artrick family
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Artrick Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Artrick family name include Arkwright, Arkright, Artrick, Artrip, Hartwright, Hartrick and many more.
Early Notables of the Artrick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Artrick family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Artrick surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Arkwright, who settled in Jamaica in 1685.
The Artrick Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Multa tuli fecique
Motto Translation: I have endured and done much.