The name "von Ah" originates from the 12th century. The origin means "from A", the "A" meaning Arnold I of lower Germany and north central Switzerland around Lake Sarnen near Sacseln, Switzerland. The family crest displays a yellow cross mounted on top of an A with 2 stars mounted, one to the right and one to the left. There are 3 green mountains displayed at the bottom of the crest, all this is displayed on a red background. The castle von Ah is nearby in ruin. Switzerland became a country after the name von A was established.
(Sent from: John Anton Von Ah)
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