Origin of Arbuckle:
Arbuckle is a fascinating and unique surname. It is recorded in various spelling forms like Arbuckle, Arbuckel, Hornbuckle, and possibly Harbottle. It is a Scottish name which is associated with regional origins. The surname derives from the village of Arbuckle in the division of Lanarkshire where mostly local surnames were possibly given to the first name bearer, who then later departed from the area and migrated to other places. The simplest means of recognizing “an outsider” is to know him or her, by the name of the area from where they came. In early times, when approximately only one in twenty people could read, and only one in ten could write their name, spelling differences were very common. The meaning of the name Arbuckle is “Not Clear,” but this word derived from the Olde English word “eor” which means land and “boc,” which means “beech trees.” So, the complete meaning of these two words are the land covered with trees. Previous examples of the surname consist of William Arbuckle of Glasgow, who in 1685 had the duty for moving convicts from the Monmouth Rebellion to a life of captivity in the West Indies. Comparatively, John Arbuckle (1838 – 1912) was a landowner who earned his money by sugar purifying. Mainly sugar imported from the West Indies, he was possibly related to William Arbuckle. The first recording of the surname is that of John Arbuckle of Irvine, in the year 1499.
The name Arbuckle first originated in Lanarkshire an ancient area in the important Strathclyde area of Scotland, now segmented into the Council Regions of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow. John Arnbuckle is listed as living in Irvine in 1499, and after sometime he bought a vast part of the land in the town of Glasgow in the year 1511.
People with the surname Arbuckle had moved to Ireland during the 17th century.
United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Arbuckle settled in the United States in three different centuries respectively in 17th, 18th, and 19th. Some of the people with the name Arbuckle who settled in the United States in the 17th century included Archebald Arbuckle landed in Maryland in 1658. William Arbuckle, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1684. John Arbuckle, who landed in New Jersey in 1685. John Arbuckle who landed in America and settled in New Jersey in 1685.
Some of the people with the name Arbuckle who settled in the United States in the 18th century included Mr. Arbuckle, who landed in New Hampshire in 1748. James Arbuckle settled in Augusta Division VA. In 1762.
Some of the people with the name Arbuckle who settled in the United States in the 19th century included Col. Arbuckle landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822. Colonel Arbuckle, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822. Thomas Arbuckle settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1831. Joseph Arbuckle arrived in New York in 1832 and Thomas Arbuckle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) Division, Pennsylvania in 1834.
Individuals with the surname Arbuckle settled in Canada in two different centuries respectively in 18th, and 19th. Some of the people with the name Arbuckle who settled in Canada in the 18th century included John Arbuckle, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749. James Arbuckle and Jom Arbuckle both arrived in Nova Scotia in the same year in 1750.
Some of the people with the name Arbuckle who settled in the Canada in the 19th century included William Arbuckle at the age of 23 and Jane Arbuckle who both arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship “Eleanor Garden” in the same year in 1834.
Here is the population distribution of the last name Arbuckle: United States 5,209; England 479; Northern Ireland 119; Ireland 60; Australia 438; Scotland 440; Canada 938; South Africa 712; Germany 134; New Zealand 275.
Andrew Arbuckle (born 1944), was a Scottish Progressive Democrat politician.
Andrew Arbuckle (actor) (1887–1938), was an American artist, brother of Macklyn and relative of Roscoe.
Charles Arbuckle (born 1968), was an American football player.
Ernest C. Arbuckle (1912–1986), was an American businessman.
Gary Arbuckle (born 1984), was a Scottish football player.
James Arbuckle (1700 – 1742), was an Irish poet.