Aarons History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Aarons 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 Aarons 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.

Aarons migration to the United States

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

Aarons Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A Aarons, aged 47, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]

Aarons migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aarons Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • A Aarons, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862
  • Samuel Aarons, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Aarons 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:

Aarons Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Henry Aarons, aged 17, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Aarons (post 1700)

  • Albert "Al" Aarons (1932-2015), American jazz trumpeter with the Count Basie Orchestra
  • Sharon A. M. Aarons, American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 12th District; elected 2009 [2]
  • Morris Aarons (1907-2003), American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 7th District, 1954; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1960; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1970 [2]
  • Howard Aarons, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ansonia, 1932 [2]
  • Joseph Aarons (1821-1904), Australian pastoralist and property owner

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, September 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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