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Where did the German Arendse family come from? What is the German Arendse family crest and coat of arms? When did the Arendse family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Arendse family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Ahrends, Ahrens, Arens, Ahren, Aren, Ahrren, Ahrrens, Ahrenz and many more.

First found in Bavaria, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The family established numerous branches as family members acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society. The name originated in the central German regions as a variation of the southern German "Arndt" and the northern German "Arnold."


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arendse research. Another 419 words(30 lines of text) covering the years 1825, 1779, 1855, 1809, 1792, 1792, 1555, 1621 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Arendse History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 61 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arendse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lysbet Arens, who arrived with a child in New Netherlands, NY, in 1664. Lenart Arens came to Germantown between 1691-1692; while Christian Ahrens arrived in Philadelphia in 1753.

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  2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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The Arendse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arendse Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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