Ahrendt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ahrendt family

The surname Ahrendt was first found in Bavaria, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The family established numerous branches as family members acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society. The name originated in the central German regions as a variation of the southern German "Arndt" and the northern German "Arnold."

Early History of the Ahrendt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ahrendt research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1825, 1779, 1855, 1809, 1792, 1792, 1555, 1621 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Ahrendt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ahrendt Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ahrendt family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ahrendt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Ahrendt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ahrendt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Louis Ahrendt, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]
  • Wilhelm Ahrendt, who landed in Ohio in 1861 [1]
  • Wilhelm L Ahrendt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1861 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ahrendt (post 1700) +

  • Bernd Ahrendt, German two-time gold medalist rower
  • Christian Ahrendt (b. 1963), German politician and member of the Free Democratic Party (FDP)
  • Peter Ahrendt (1934-2013), German silver medalist sailor at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Lothar Ahrendt (b. 1936), German politician, Minister of Interior (1989-1990)


  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)


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