Arbuthnot Family History
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Arbuthnot Name Meaning
Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place called Arbuthnott, south of Aberdeen, earlier Aberbuthnot, a Pictish place name from aber ‘confluence’ + the stream name Buadhnat (the Gaelic form) meaning ‘virtuous’ or ‘healing’, i.e. the stream was regarded as holy, with healing properties.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press