Archibald


Archibald
This name, with variant spellings Archibold, Archibould, Archbutt, Archbell, Archbald, Archanbault and Archambault, derives from the Norman given name "Archambault", composed of the Germanic elements "ercan" meaning "precious" plus "bald", bold and daring. The name was introduced into England by followers of William the Conqueror after the Conquest of 1066. One Archembold Wiverum was recorded in the 1130 Pipe Rolls of London, and one Erchenbaldus, Abbot of Dunfermelyne, was recorded in the Register of Holy Trinity Abbey, Scone, circa 1180; he also appears as "Arkebalous" and "Arkenbaldus" in the same records. The surname is first recorded in England in the early 13th Century (see below), and other early recordings include: William Ercmebaud, a witness in the 1239 Fine Court Rolls of Suffolk, and a Robert Archebalde, who had a charter of the Hospital of Roxburgh in 1390 from Robert 111 of Scotland. In 1545, one John Archibald was a witness in St. Andrews, "Calendar of the Laing Charters", 854 - 1837. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert Archenbold, which was dated 1210, in the "Pipe Rolls of Gloucestershire", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Archibald — ist ein männlicher Vorname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung des Namens 2 Variationen 3 Namenstag 4 Bekannte Namensträger …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Archibald —   [ ɑːtʃɪbəld], Jules François, eigentlich John Feltham Archibald, australischer Schriftsteller, * Geelong (Victoria) 14. 1. 1856, ✝ Sydney 19. 9. 1919; übte als Mitbegründer und Herausgeber der literarischen Zeitschrift »The Bulletin« (seit… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Archibald — masc. proper name, from O.H.G. Erchanbald, lit. genuine bold, from erchan genuine + bald (see BOLD (Cf. bold)). Archie, British World War I military slang for German anti aircraft fire (1915) supposedly is from black humor of airmen dodging… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Archĭbald — (spr. Ärrdschibahld), Ort im Canton Luzern in Pennsylvanien, durch die Delaware u. Hudson Eisenbahn mit Honesdale verbunden; Kohlengräbereien u. Eisenhandel; 1850: 1500 Ew …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Archibald — m Scottish: of Norman French origin, from Continental Germanic, composed of the elements ercan genuine + bald bold, brave. It has always been largely associated with Scotland, where it is in regular use as the English equivalent of Scottish… …   First names dictionary

  • Archibald — [är′chə bôld΄] n. [of Gmc orig. (akin to OHG Erchanbald), prob., nobly bold] a masculine name: dim. Archie, Archy …   English World dictionary

  • Archibald — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Archibald imagesize= caption= pronunciation= gender = meaning = region = origin = related names = footnotes = Archibald is a given name or surname.As a given name (often shortened to Archie ) it may refer to:… …   Wikipedia

  • Archibald — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Archibald est un nom propre qui peut désigner : Sommaire 1 Prénom et son origine 1.1 Variantes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Archibald — /ahr cheuh bawld , beuhld/, n. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning distinguished and bold. * * * (as used in expressions) Campbell John Archibald Cronin Archibald Joseph Archibald Alexander Leach MacLeish Archibald Archibald Lee… …   Universalium

  • Archibald — (as used in expressions) Campbell, John Archibald Cronin, A(rchibald) J(oseph) Archibald Alexander Leach MacLeish, Archibald Archibald Lee Wright Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, 5 conde de Archibald Philip Primrose Tait, Archibald C(ampbell) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Archibald — /ˈatʃəbɔld/ (say ahchuhbawld) noun Jules François (born John Feltham Archibald), 1856–1919, Australian journalist; one of the founders of the Bulletin (1880); his will provided for the Archibald Memorial and the Archibald Prize …   Australian English dictionary


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