About the Project
The Arnau Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Arnau name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Arnau name.
As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual team studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Arnaus), by time period (18th Century Arnaus), or by topic (Arnau DNA, Arnau Occupations, Arnau Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.
Also see the related surnames and surname variants.
How to Join
To join the Arnau Name Study, first start out by browsing our current teams to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!
Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:
- Example: Name - I am interested in the Arnaus of Europe during the 18th Century. I am hoping that this research will help me break down one of my brick walls!
Related Surnames and Surname Variants
Arnau Name Background
The first known member of the family in Minorca was Arnau de CORASSA. Earlier records were destroyed by the Turks who invaded the island in the mid 1500's. The proper name of the family was originally CORASSA . Arnau de CORASSA's son, Juan ARNAU de CORASSA, retained the de CORASSA. However the following generation; i.e., Juan Victori ARNAU, dropped the "de CORASSA" and the surname was ARNAU from then on. The family is known to have come to Minorca from the Catalan area of Spain (northeast area where France and Spain merge). 
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