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Re: Arner name origin/derivation
Posted by: Judy McElderry Date: December 21, 2000 at 12:17:26
In Reply to: Re: Arner name origin/derivation by Julie Ahner Polczynski of 139

As I understand it the origin of Arner is Swiss but the original name is Aner. I have read that the name Arner in German is derived from "reaper". There is also a reference to Arner as meaning 'son of' as son of Henry of Arne. This reference is from a book Origins of German surnames. Since I think we Arners and descendants of same are most likely sturdy peasant stock I lean more toward the reaper explanation.

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