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The ancestors of the Arn family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived on the land of Fearn in Ross where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages.

Arn Early Origins



The surname Arn was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Arn Spelling Variations


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Arn Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Arn include Ferns, Fearn, Fearns, Fearne, Fern, Ferne and others.

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Arn Early History


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Arn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arn research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1267, 1500, 1578, 1560, 1609, 1604, 1609, 1602 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Arn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir John Ferne ( ca. 1560-1609), an English writer on heraldry and an eminent lawyer and politician, Member of...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Arn:

Arn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Arn, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1829

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arn (post 1700)



  • Fred Arn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1900
  • Edward Ferdinand Arn (1906-1998), American Republican politician, Justice of Kansas State Supreme Court, 1949-50; Governor of Kansas, 1951-55; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1960

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    11. ...

    The Arn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arn 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 18 April 2016 at 08:25.

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