Ahren History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The colorful history of Germany provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Ahren family. In the medieval era, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Early Origins of the Ahren family

The surname Ahren was first found in Saxony, where the family was well established by the Middle Ages. The name originated in the central German regions as a variation of the southern German "Arndt" and the northern German "Arnold." Early records show the name in Hamburg around the year 900.

Early History of the Ahren family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ahren research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1825, 1779, 1855, 1809, 1792 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Ahren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ahren Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ahren family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Ahren Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Ahren family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lysbet Arens, who arrived with 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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