Usage Swedish (Rare)
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Contributor Contrib.Beautiful Victory on 8/10/2018
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.