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The earliest origins of the name Arneson date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the personal name Agnes, which itself is derived from the Greek name Hagne, which means pure and holy. The name was also used in the Latin phrase Agnus Dei, which means lamb of God. The personal name Agnes was popularized by devotees, the early Christian martyr, Saint Agnes.

Arneson Early Origins



The surname Arneson was first found in the English midlands county of Nottinghamshire from very ancient times, where the family name held vast estates and were an important contribution to the early life and times of the county. They are recorded in the Domesday Book as holding lands and manors. The Domesday Book was compiled by Duke William in the year 1086 A.D.

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Arneson Spelling Variations


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Arneson Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Arneson include Anniss, Anness, Arness, Annison, Arnison, Annes and many more.

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Arneson Early History


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Arneson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arneson research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1402 and 1384 are included under the topic Early Arneson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arneson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arneson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arneson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arneson In Ireland


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Arneson In Ireland



Some of the Arneson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Arneson or a variant listed above:

Arneson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gustave Arneson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arneson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arneson (post 1700)



  • Roy Arneson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964
  • John Arneson, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1962
  • J. S. Arneson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1916
  • Gary Arneson (b. 1972), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004
  • David Arneson, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Plymouth, Minnesota, 2006
  • Arne Arneson, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 2nd District, 1873
  • Alef O. Arneson (1856-1938), American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 30th District, 1891-92; Member of South Dakota State Senate 27th District, 1899-1900, 1909-12

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. 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).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Arneson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arneson 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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