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  • (NOT RICHARD) unknown Arnold (deceased)
    Ancestry The genealogy of the early Arnold family has been pieced together from a number of historical documents, but two such documents were of enough significance to be published as entire articles...
  • Abigail Arnold (1702 - 1775)
    Abigail Brainard (Mary Bushnell , Joseph Bushnell , Marie Mary Marvin , Matthew Marvin , Edward A. Mervyn Marvin , Reinold Rynalde Marven , John , Thomas Merveyn ) was born on 20 Jan 1702 in Haddam,Mid...
  • Alice Arnold (1553 - 1596)
    Alice Gulley, b. 1553, Somerset, England; d. 1596, Somerset, England and buried 25 Apr 1596, Somerset, England. Married Nicholas Arnold ca. 1570 in Somerset, England. Children: Thomazine Tamzen A...
  • Alice Broadmore (deceased)

About the Arnold surname

This ancient and distinguished surname, recorded in over fifty spellings, is usually of Olde German and Anglo-Saxon origins. It derives from a baptismal compound personal name Ernault or Arnolt, of which the elements are "arn", meaning an eagle, and "wald", to rule.

The name spread rapidly throughout Northern Europe in the period known as "The dark ages", roughly between the 6th and 11th centuries A.D., and following the fall of the Roman Empire. There are now many different spellings of the surname and examples include Arnhold, Arnout, Arnatt, Erni, Harnett, Arnould, Arnaud, Ahrend, Arnaudi, Arlett, Arnaudin, Arnaiz, Arents and many others.