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Type Surname
Pronounced Pron. /a.ˈrěː.nɪ.ɵs/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

The name of two separate family linages with no relation between each other. One family originates from Linköping, Östergötland and probably got its name from Ancient Greek ᾰ̓́ρρην (árrhēn) "male" (taken from the last syllable of ancestor's last name, Kapfelman). The other family got its name from a latinization of the name of the village Årena in Småland.

A notable bearer was Swedish physicist and chemist Svante Arrhenius (1859–1927) who originated from the family from Småland.
Added 8/10/2018 by Beautiful Victory
Edited 12/17/2021 by Beautiful Victory