Origins Available: Jewish
The family name Aris is believed to be descended originally from the Norman race. The Normans
were commonly believed to be of French origin but were, more accurately, of Viking origin. The Vikings
landed in the Orkneys and Northern Scotland
about 870 AD, under their King, Stirgud the Stout. Later, under their Jarl, Thorfinn Rollo, they invaded France about 911 AD. The French King, Charles the Simple, after Rollo laid siege to Paris, finally conceded defeat and granted northern France to Rollo. Rollo became the first Duke of Normandy
. Duke William, who invaded and defeated England
in 1066, descended from the first Duke Rollo of Normandy. The Aris name is a reference to Artois, France, where the family lived prior to emigrating to Scotland.
Early Origins of the Aris family
The surname Aris was first found in Staffordshire
, where they were Lords of the manor of Arras from early times. They were descended from Bagod of Arras who was descended from the Carloviginian, Count of Artois. Sir Robert Arras held the village of Bromley in that shire from Robert De Toeni, he was Lord of the manor of Arras in Buckinghamshire
. But the main branch of the family moved north into Scotland
in the train of King David I of Scotland
about 1130, who granted them lands in Dumfries.
Early History of the Aris family
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Aris Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Arris, Aris, Ariss, Arras, Arres, Arros, Arrows, Arowes, Arwys, Arrarous, Arrous and many more.
Early Notables of the Aris family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aris family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Aris Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Aris, who sailed to Maryland in 1674
Aris Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Richard Aris, English convict from Northampton, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
Contemporary Notables of the name Aris (post 1700)
- Leslie Aris Wikel (1884-1959), American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 12th District, 1948; Candidate for Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1949 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html