The Aures surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria
, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Aures is a local
surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Aures was given to someone who lived in a wooded area, meadow, or pasture. The name stems from the German word Aue, which means woods or meadow. The name von der Aue gained widespread recognition from Hartmann von der Aue, who was a renowned poet of the 12th and 13th centuries. After the 13th century, the name Aures became particularly popular in Bavaria, which was the primary location of seven noble families bearing this name. The Aures family possessed vast estates and resided in an elegant feudal
home in Bavaria
. They also played an influential role in the social, economic and political development of the region.
Early Origins of the Aures family
The surname Aures was first found in Bavaria
, where the Auer family name is considered to have made an early contribution to the feudal
society which became the backbone of early development in Europe. The name became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, as each group sought political supremacy. The name derives from the German word "Aue," which means meadow or pasture. Hartmann von der Aue ("of or from the meadow") was a renowned poet of the 12th and 13th centuries, and the name von der Aue gained widespread designation for those living in a wooded or pastured area. The name was particularly popular in Bavaria, which was the primary location of seven noble families bearing this name, dating back to the 13th century.
Early History of the Aures family
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Aures Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Aures include Auer, Auers, Auerr, Auerre, Aur, Aure, Aurr and many more.
Early Notables of the Aures family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aures family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria
who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant
farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany
settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: Anthony Auer, who landed in Philadelphia in 1772. Hans Auer arrived in Carolina in 1734. William Auer arrived in Philadelphia in 1868. Hans Ulrich Auer arrived in Carolina or Pennsylvania in 1734 with his wife Verena Eberhardt and their four children..
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