Meaning and Origin of: Arbuckle

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : habitational name from Arbuckle (earlierArnbuckle) in the parish of Airdrie, Lanarkshire, named in Gaelic as earrann buachaille ‘herdsman’s portion (of land)’.
  • Captain Matthew Arbuckle (1741–81) was a prominent VA frontiersman. The name was brought to Pittsburgh in the early 19th century by a certain Thomas Arbuckle.