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  • Aaron A. Arnold (1938 - 1969)
    Aaron A Arnold BIRTH 1938 DEATH 7 Jan 1969 (aged 30–31) BURIAL Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery Reidville, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA MEMORIAL ID 145666632 · View Source MEMORIAL P...
  • Abigail Arnold (1644 - 1730)
    Abigail Wilbur Arnold ] Find A Grave Memorial# 110715186**Born: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts**Died: 17 Nov 1730**Father: Samuel Wilbore, b. 1622, England - d. Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, Unite...
  • 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...
  • Abigail Burwell (bef.1736 - 1788)
  • Abigail Arnold (1714 - 1801)
    From A Grave Memorial# 21378006Birth: Jun 10 1714 Death: Jun 29 1801 Dtr of Benjamin Smith & Marcy AngellWife of Jonathan Arnold Esq [1709-1796]Mother of:Elizabeth [1740-1815], sp: Samu...

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.