Ahlers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The prestigious surname Ahlers originated in the beautiful and majestic region of Poitou in France. France was notorious for its eccentric kings, but it was revered for its contributions to European art and culture. The surname Ahlers originally came from the region of Poitou. It is a topographical name, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographical surnames were taken from physical features or landmarks that the family lived near.

Some sources also believe that the name Allard comes from the Old French word "alleor," which meant "traveller." [1]

Early Origins of the Ahlers family

The surname Ahlers was first found in Poitou where the family held a family seat since early times.

Allard is also a noble name found in the French region of Brittany (French: Bretagne). Many of the Allard family were part of the military at this time and were involved in the armed watches throughout the 13th to 16th centuries. [2]

Pierre Allard, born in 1653, son of Pierre and Mathurine (née Verdon), settled in Quebec in the 17th century. He married Anne De La Voye, daughter of René and Anne (née Godin), at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré on 22nd November 1683. [3]

Important Dates for the Ahlers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ahlers research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1016, 1516, 1620, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Ahlers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ahlers Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Allard, Allart, Allar, Alard, Alart, Alar, Allarre, Allare, Alarre, Alare, Allarde, Allardes, Allarte, Allartes, D'Alare, Dallar, Dhalar, Dalar, Dallare, D'Allard, Dallard, Dallart, Dallar, d'Allard, Allar and many more.

Early Notables of the Ahlers family (pre 1700)

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Ahlers migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ahlers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Ahlers, who arrived in North America in 1832 [4]
  • Herrn Jos Ahlers, who landed in America in 1836 [4]
  • Wilhelm Ahlers, aged 40, who arrived in Missouri in 1841 [4]
  • Herrn Ahlers, who landed in America in 1841 [4]
  • Joh Heinr Ahlers, who arrived in America in 1841 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ahlers migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Ahlers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Helena Ahlers, (b. 1846), aged 24, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ahlers (post 1700)

  • Daniel Paul "Dan" Ahlers (b. 1973), American politician, Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
  • John Ahlers, American sports announcer for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League
  • Keith Ahlers (b. 1955), English racecar driver
  • Anny Ahlers (1907-1933), German actress and singer

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Citations

  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  3. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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