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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Korean : variant of An.
  • North German : topographic name from Germanic an ‘stream’ or ‘fen’. In Germany the family names von Ahn and von Ahnen are well established in the Hamburg area.
  • German : alternatively, perhaps, a status name or nickname from Ahn ‘grandfather’, ‘forefather’ (Middle High German ane, an).

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