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Arthur, William

Posted by ceddleman 
Arthur, William
January 24, 2014 09:38PM
ARTHUR:- Origin of the family name of Arthur:
This is a Celtic Christian name, meaning high or noble.
It is the parent of Atts, Atkins, Atcock, etc. An early
example of the name is King Arthur of Britain 500 to
542. Thomas Arthur, a divine, author. and fellow of
St. John's College, died 1532. Sir George Arthur
was a British statesman 1784-1854, while Chester Allan
Arthur was the twenty-first president of the United
States. Nine crests have been granted to the name Ar~
thur, according to Fairbairn's Crests of Great Britain.
Sixteen places by that name and fourteen compounds
therewith, appear in the index of the Century Atlas;
two works containing Arthur genealogy are cited in
Munsell's Genealogical Index and William E. Arthur
of Kentucky served two :terms in the United States
Congress.

(Source: Genealogy: A Journal of American Ancestry, Vol. 9, No. 11, March, 1921; ed. by Wm. Montgomery Clemens, Pompton Lakes, N.J., p. 82-3.)
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