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From German, derived from an obsolete word for "water" present in other hydronyms such as Aachen and Aach, from Proto-West Germanic *ahu (“river”).
- Guide to Bonn and its environs [tr. from Der Fremde in Bonn].. (1845). Germany: B. Pleimes, p. 58
Ahr (plural Ahrs)
- A surname from German.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Ahr is the 41501st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 524 individuals. Ahr is most common among White (92.56%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Ahr”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 1, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 15.