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Is there or was there a river or region called "der Ahe"?

Is there or was there a river or region called "der Ahe"?

Mar 2nd, 2009, 12:37 PM
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Wow I love where this post is going. All the possibilities are endless but exhilerating. What fun it is learning about our ancestors' It reminds me of a commercial that plays in the US about a young man taking his father to see their ancestors in Sweden onlt to tour the country, go to the records office and find they were actually Irish..So begins there next journey together. lol
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Mar 3rd, 2009, 10:17 AM
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Quokka - you're right!!! Must've drunk too much of that stuff, hence the brain fart.
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Dec 10th, 2010, 01:09 AM
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So! I came upon this while googling my last name, go figure. It is indeed Dutch, not German, though it does have some roots in German (the languages are sisters). It was a river, not a town, that we are named for. Our ancestor's land was located on/around this river. The "von" stands for royalty, "van" was a more common way of saying the same thing ("from"). So, once upon a time, we were a family of semi-aristocratic land-owners in the Netherlands. There is so much rich history in our name, it is truly something to be proud of (check out Chris von der Ahe, Charles Theodore vdA, ect.) I hope this helps you out!! Signed, a fellow "Ahe"
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Dec 10th, 2010, 05:47 AM
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In French Flanders, there is a river called Aa.
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