Arndt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Arndt family

The surname Arndt 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."

Important Dates for the Arndt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arndt 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 Arndt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arndt Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Arndt family (pre 1700)

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

Arndt migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arndt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Bernhard Arndt, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
  • Johan Bernhardt Arndt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
  • Herman Arndt, who arrived in America in 1732 [1]
  • Michel Arndt, who landed in America in 1732 [1]
  • Anna Maria Arndt, who arrived in America in 1732 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Arndt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hans Arndt, aged 58, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Dorothea Marie Arndt, aged 45, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]
  • Johann David Arndt, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845 [1]
  • His Arndt, who landed in America in 1847 [1]
  • Henry Arndt, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Arndt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Robert Arndt, who arrived in Chile in 1912 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Arndt (post 1700)

  • Harry John Arndt (1879-1921), American Major League Baseball second baseman who played from 1902 to 1907
  • Chip Arndt (b. 1966), American gay activist, best known as a winner of The Amazing Race 4
  • Michael Arndt, American Academy Award and BAFTA winning screenwriter for Little Miss Sunshine, also known for his work on Toy Story 3 (2010), Brave (2012) and Oblivion (2013)
  • Felix Arndt (1889-1918), American pianist and composer of popular music, best remembered for his 1915 composition, "Nola"
  • Walter W. Arndt, American professor
  • Benjamin F. Arndt, American politician, Postmaster at Easton, Pennsylvania, 1849-53 [2]
  • Ben Arndt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 2010 [2]
  • Arthur E. Arndt, American politician, Burgess of Berwick, Pennsylvania, 1933-37 [2]
  • Annie V. Arndt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1932 [2]
  • Alexander John Arndt (1899-1979), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1948 [2]
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Arndt family

Bismarck
  • Harry Arndt (1922-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

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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 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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