The name Arnon emerged from the history of Medieval France and a region known as Languedoc
. It comes from when the family lived in Arnaud, a village and seigneury in Languedoc
, in the south of France. Habitation surnames are names derived from already existing place-names.
Early Origins of the Arnon family
The surname Arnon was first found in Languedoc
where they held a family seat
in the village and seigneur of Arnaud in the department of Haute Garonne, canton of St.Martory, arrondisement of Saint-Guadens.
Early History of the Arnon family
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Arnon Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Arnon, including Ardnaud, D'Arnaud, Denaurd, Darnaud, Danaud, Arnauld, Darnauld, D'Arnauld, d'Arnaud, d'Arnaud, Saint-Arnaud, St-Arnaud, Arnault, Darnault, D'Arnault, Arnaude, Arnoult, Darnoult, D'Arnoult, Arnoux, Darnoux, D'Arnoux, Arnould, Arneault, D'Arnould, Darnould, Darnaude, Arnaux, Arnau, D'Arnau, Darnau, Darnaux and many more.
Early Notables of the Arnon family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Henri Arnauld (1597-1692), a French Catholic bishop, he was offered the Bishopric of Périgueux, but accepted the see of Angers (1650); Robert Arnauld d’Andilly (1589-1674), a French conseiller d’État, specialising in financial questions, in the... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arnon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arnon family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Arnon were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Arnon were Andre Arnaud settled in New York State in 1683; Isaac Arnaud and his wife settled in Virginia in 1700; J.D. and L.Arnaud settled in New Orleans in 1823.
Contemporary Notables of the name Arnon (post 1700)
- Daniel Israel Arnon (1910-1994), American plant physiologist
- Baruch Arnon (b. 1940), American classical pianist and renowned music teacher
- Benjamin Arnon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Avraham Arnon (1887-1960), Israeli educator and a recipient of the 1960 Israel Prize
- Ruth Arnon (b. 1933), Israeli biochemist, co-winner of the 1998 Wolf Prize in Medicine