Arncliffe's name comes from a small village in North Yorkshire, England.
Me at Arncliffe, North Yorkshire
Ron Rathbone, a local historian, in his book "A Village Called Arncliffe" says that an early land speculator, William Hirst, created a subdivision in 1840. It was named The Village of Arncliffe Estate. William Hirst was born in Settle, Yorkshire. Settle is a market town serving a cluster of villages, of which Arncliffe is reputed to be the prettiest. Rathbone says it is likely that Hirst gave Arncliffe its name, although it was more than two decades before it received official recognition.
The street I live in runs into Hirst Street, obviously named after William Hirst.