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The surname Aaron is derived from a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. Two of the most common types of Jewish family names are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Aaron is a patronymic surname, which comes from the Hebrew given name Aharon. Traditionally, this surname is believed to have derived from the Hebrew word har-on, which means mountain of strength.

Aaron Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Aaron or a variant listed above:

Aaron Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Aaron, who landed in Virginia in 1643

Aaron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Aaron, who arrived in Virginia in 1703

Aaron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Aaron, who landed in Mississippi in 1840
  • Henry Aaron, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Moses Aaron, aged 24, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1850
  • Joachim Aaron, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1851
  • S Aaron, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aaron (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aaron (post 1700)



  • Daniel Aaron (1912-2016), American writer and academic at Harvard University, awarded the National Humanities Medal
  • William S. Aaron, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916, 1920
  • Timothy F. Aaron, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1916-17
  • Nathan Aaron (1905-1974), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 2nd District, 1945-46
  • Mrs. John P. Aaron, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1939
  • John P. Aaron, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1936, 1940
  • Irvin I. Aaron, American politician, Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1944
  • James P. Aaron (1895-1981), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1940
  • Harry Aaron, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 14th District, 1944
  • A. G. Aaron, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia 1st District, 1924
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Aaron


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Suggested Readings for the name Aaron



  • Aarons of Crates, Pennsylvania, from 1820-1980 by Catherine and Paul B. Shannon.

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Aaron Family Crest Products


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Aaron Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    11. ...

    The Aaron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aaron 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 May 2016 at 13:46.

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