A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Arnnim, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia
, which is renowned for its beauty, industry and military power. However, in the medieval era, Prussia
was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire
, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia
was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia
, West Prussia
and East Prussia
. The Arnnim family emerged in Brandenburg-Prussia, which by the 19th century, had incorporated East Prussia
, West Prussia
and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia
led the German states in the unification of Germany.
Early Origins of the Arnnim family
The surname Arnnim was first found in the lands that later would form Prussia
, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The name is seen by some historians as coming from the town of Arnhem, in the Netherlands
, and later branching to the Altmark (district of Magdeburg) around 968 A.D.
Early History of the Arnnim family
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Arnnim Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Arnnim include Arnim, Arnimm, Arnnim, Arnem, Arnnem and others.
Early Notables of the Arnnim family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arnnim family to the New World and Oceana
played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany
until after the Second World War. Prussia
was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Arnnim were Albert Arnim, who arrived in Texas in 1852. Alex Arnim settled in Texas in 1852. Edmund Arnim, age 22; settled in Texas in 1850. J.F. Arnim, age 32; settled in Texas in 1850..
The Arnnim Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Non cantu
Motto Translation: No song