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Surname origins 1. First name
Derived from the first name of an ancestor
or
2.
Location
Derived from the location where an ancestor originated
Meaning i) 1. 'Eagle power'
   or
   2. 'Eagle Haugh'
or
ii) Name of the village where the ancestors lived
Geographic origins i) Nottinghamshire, East Yorkshire but mainly in South Midlands and Monmouthshire in Wales

ii) From the villages of Arnold in east Yorkshire or Nottinghamshire
Language 1. Old German
or
2. Old English
Sources i) Cottle, Basil, The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames (London: Penguin UK, 1967)

ii) Reaney & Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1958)
My line of the Arnold family can be traced back to Joseph Arnold and Mary Roberts who lived in Nuneaton in Warwickshire at the beginning of the 19th century.

A branch of the family moved to Warwick before settling in the Salford area of Manchester where in 1835 my
great great grandmother Maria Louisa Arnold was born.

In 1860 she married George Guest Howe at Salford. They had 4 (known) children.

Do you have any information on the following person?

Benjamin Roberts Arnold   1799-1866 (born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire)
Maria Louisa Arnold   1835-1902 (born in Salford, Manchester)


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