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Origin of the Name Archbold

The Archbold family history was found in the archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Archbold
include Archibaldson, Archbutt and Archibald. Meaning 'the son of Archibald', this is a baptismal name and is of Norman origin, recorded in the form Archambault, and introduced to Scotland with the Norman invasion. This name is of Scottish descent spreading to Ireland , England and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout these countries. Examples of such are a Roger Arkebald, County Cambridgeshire, who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls' in the year 1273. A Richard Archebold was registered in the University of Oxford in the year 1451. In Scotland a Robert Archebalde had a charter of the Hospital of Roxburgh in the year 1390, and a John Archibald was a witness in Saint Andrews in the year 1545.
In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland , especially during the seventeenth century. It was the 'Plantations of Ireland ' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that marked the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland . While the influx of settlers in the wake of the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century resulted in a full integration into Irish society of the new arrivals, the same never occurred with the Ulster Planters who maintained their own distinct identity.
The name spread to America and Canada, Archbold being the surname of a leading Nova Scotia family, taken there by four brothers who emigrated from Londonderry in the year 1750. The Gaelic form of the name is Airseaboid, found among descendants of very early settlers who arrived into County Wicklow.
The Archbold coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Archbold descendants.
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