Re: Arculus One-Name Study
I am one of Stanley's grandsons, Bruce.
The first born son of Paul, with whom you are acquainted.
I am acquainted with your research, and wonder if you have it posted somewhere.
I'm keen to know more about the origins of the name too.
As you no doubt know, there is a suspicion that the name originated either in Macedonia/Greece (there are a couple of notable figures, one a general, the other a philosopher), Turkey (there was a minor King of what is now the Cappadocia region), or the middle east (Archelaus, son of Herod, who was eventually banished to Gaul).
From there, the trail goes gold.
There was a story floating around that an Arculus sailed to England with William in 1066, but I have been unable to locate any reference to such a person.
Can you shed any light on any of this? Or debunk any of these stories?
Hope to hear from you.
(PS I made contact with some Arculus' in the U-S some years back. They were based in Delaware, I believe, descendents of Dudley, who arrived there as a boy in either the late 1800's or early 1900's. I exchanged a few letters and pictures with them, and will pass them along -- with what they know of their branch of the tree -- if you're interested.)