Brief Family History
Spelling variations include: Arnold, Ernold, FitzArnold, Arrnold, Errnold, Aernold and many more.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat for many centuries and were recorded in the Domesday Book, a census taken by King William, Duke of Normandy in 1086 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: William and Thomas Arnold of Nottingham, England, who settled in Higham Mass, and Watertown New York in May 1635. William later moved to Providence, R.I. He was allegedly the richest man in the colony, and he was the ancestor of Benedict Arnold. In Newfoundland, Joseph from Sherborne, Dorset, was an apprentice of Henry Brooks in Bay Bulls in 1752.
Motto: Ut vivas vigila.
Motto Translated: Watch that you may live.
Crest: A demi leopard regardant bezant holding a gold pheon.
Coat of Arms: A red shield with an ermine chevron between three gold pheons.