Another semi-important figure that bears Archinal as their last name is Brent Archinal. Brent is currently a research geodesist (which is the branch of science that deals with the measurement and representation of the earth, in a three-dimensional time-varying space) at the U.S. Astrogeology Science Center. Some of his honors include having an extrasolar planet named after him because of his PhD thesis, being a member of the Mars Exploration Rover Science Team, and chairman of the Planetary Science Institute. My self-esteem towards career choices as well as my daily life, is increased because of the awe-inspiring actions some members of my family (including immediate and distant) have performed.
My first name, Karl, is also relatively uncommon in America. The origin resides in Deutschland and has the literal meaning of “man” or “husband”. In older German texts and throughout the middle ages, the name Karl signified one who was of royal or imperial descent. Coinciding with these facts, the Archinal family during the 1400’s and 1500’s, was a relatively wealthy