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Early Origins of the Arx family

The surname Arx was first found in Switzerland, 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.

Early History of the Arx family

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Arx Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Arx, von Arx, van Arx, Arzio and others.

Early Notables of the Arx family

Notables of the time with the surname Arx were

  • the von Arx family of Switzerland

United States Arx migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arx Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Verena Von Arx, who arrived in either Carolina or Pennsylvania in 1751
Arx Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph and Urs Von Arx, who settled in Hancock county, Illinois, in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name Arx (post 1700) +

  • Lucille Von Arx, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1956 1

SS Atlantic
  • Joseph Van Arx, who was traveling aboard the ship "SS Atlantic" when it struck rocks off Nova Scotia in 1873, died in the sinking

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook