Artrip History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Artrip is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as 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 Artrip family

The surname Artrip was first found in Derbyshire, where the Artrip 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.

Important Dates for the Artrip family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Artrip research. Another 50 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1732, 1792 and 1769 are included under the topic Early Artrip History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Artrip Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Artrip are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Artrip include Arkwright, Arkright, Artrick, Artrip, Hartwright, Hartrick and many more.

Early Notables of the Artrip family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Artrip family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Artrip or a variant listed above: John Arkwright, who settled in Jamaica in 1685.

Contemporary Notables of the name Artrip (post 1700)

  • William J. Artrip (b. 1924), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1975-76, 1983-84, 1987-88 (10th District 1975-76, 12th District 1983-84, 1987-88) [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from
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