Aven Family History
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Aven Name Meaning
Scandinavian: unexplained. English: variant spelling of Avon. German: patronymic from the Frisian personal name Ave. The surname is frequent in the areas of Oldenburg and Jeverland. Dutch: metonymic occupational name from Middle Dutch haven ‘pot’. Americanized form of French Avenne or Avoine, literally ‘oats’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grain grower or merchant.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Avena, Ave, Even, Raven, Avey, Aden, Bien, Aveni, Savin, Laven