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Arwood Early Origins



The surname Arwood was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Arwood Spelling Variations


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Arwood Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Arwood include Arrowood, Arwood, Arewood, Arowood and others.

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Arwood Early History


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Arwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arwood research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1468, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Arwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Arwood 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled 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 ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Arwood or a variant listed above:

Arwood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Nellie Arwood, aged 21, who landed in America from W. Croyden, England, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arwood (post 1700)



  • Steve Arwood, American actor and writer, known for Riders Radio Theater (1995), Tumbleweed Theater (1983) and Christmas the Cowboy Way (1990)
  • Steve Arwood, American first Director the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development in 2015
  • Clyde Arwood (1901-1943), American convicted killer of a federal agent during a moonshine raid, the only person ever executed by the United States federal government in Tennessee
  • William Pinckney Arwood Sr. (1875-1952), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1944

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    The Arwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arwood 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 10 January 2017 at 15:05.

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