Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Northern English and Swedish: from the medieval personal name Arne, a short form of Arnold or, in Scandinavia, any of the many other Norse names of which arn ‘eagle’ is the first element, for example Arnbjörn, Arnfinn, and Arnsten.
  2. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in western Norway, so named from a fjord name meaning ‘the streaming’, ‘the fjord with the waves’.
  3. English: habitational name from Arne, a place in Dorset, which is most probably named with Old English ærn ‘building’, ‘house’.
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