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The German surname Ahrensdorf emerged in the lands that formed the powerful German state of Prussia, which at one time was an immense German territory that stretched from France and the Low Countries to the Baltic sea and Poland. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the German territories were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. West Prussia, where the distinguished surname Ahrensdorf was born, was nestled between Brandenburg and East Prussia on the Vistula River. It is famous for its ancient cities, such as Danzig, which is renowned for its culture and fine displays of Renaissance art and architecture.

Ahrensdorf Early Origins



The surname Ahrensdorf was first found in the Mark region of Germany, where the family contributed to the prosperity of the area. Many nobles and princes of early history sought the family's influence in their struggle for political power and status within the region. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions. The ancestral manor and estate, built in the early 13th century, was called "Ahrensdorf" and was located in the Templiner region of the Uckermark, north of Berlin.

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Ahrensdorf Spelling Variations


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Ahrensdorf Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Ahrensdorf include Arenstorf, Ahrenstorf, Arenstorph, Arenstorfe, Arenstorphe, Arenstorff, Arenstorffe, Arnstorph, Ahrensdorf, Arensdorf and many more.

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Ahrensdorf Early History


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Ahrensdorf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ahrensdorf research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Ahrensdorf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ahrensdorf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ahrensdorf Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ahrensdorf Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Ahrensdorfs to arrive in North America, and among them were: Philip Heinrich Ahrendorf, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1753 at the age of 38.

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    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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    The Ahrensdorf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ahrensdorf 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.

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