Place Name: Argyll
Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1954), Road (1956), Park (1967)
Name Origins: Commemorative, Royal
English: nickname from Middle English *erguil(e), a variant of Middle English orguil(e), Old French orguel ‘pride, arrogance’.
No evidence has been found to support the idea that this is a locative surname from Argyll, the county of southwestern Scotland, though folk etymology to this effect may be partly responsible for the modern spelling of the surname.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: British
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
This land was subdivided in 1912, just prior to annexation by the City of Edmonton in 1913. The land remained largely undeveloped until the 1950s, when it was replotted. Originally called Edmonton City Heights, the neighbourhood was renamed Argyll in honour of Sir John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, the ninth Duke of Argyll and Marquess of Lorne. He was the husband of Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, after whom Alberta was named. The Marquess was governor general of Canada from 1878 to 1883, and founded the Royal Society of Canada in 1882 and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, a precursor to the National Gallery, in 1880. In 1881, he was the first vice-regal to tour western Canada.
Suburb Argyll, Queensland, Australia
Neighbourhood Argyll, Old Strathcona, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Residential Road Argyll, Mission Viejo, Orange County, California, 92691, United States of America
Residential Road Argyll, Briarcliff, Baxter County, Arkansas, United States of America
Building The Argyll, 106, West Hastings Street, Gastown, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, V6B 1G8, Canada
Hotel The Argyll, 6-8, Pallister Road, Tendring, Essex, East of England, England, CO15 1PX, United Kingdom
Pub The Argyll, 15, Market Place, Henley Centre, Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, South East, England, RG9 2AA, United Kingdom
Pub The Argyll, Sutherland Drive, Heathfield, Wirral, North West England, England, United Kingdom
Guest House The Argyll, Hornby Road, Queenstown, Blackpool, North West England, England, FY1 4QJ, United Kingdom
Building The Argyll, 25-26, Esplanade, South Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England, United Kingdom
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