Arras Family History
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Arras Name Meaning
English and French: habitational name from the city of Arras in Artois, northern France, or one of the other places in France so named. Scottish: habitational name from Airhouse, a locality in Channelkirk, Berwickshire. English: habitational name from a place called Arras in East Yorkshire, earlier spelled Erghes, from the plural of Old Norse erg ‘hut’, ‘shelter’. German: metonymic occupational name for a cloth merchant, from a type of woolen cloth for which the city of Arras in Flanders was famous in the Middle Ages. This name is also established in Mexico.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press