As you can see in my name, I bear also the name ARO. I was stumbling through the net and landed here, saw your request and decided to reply. I really dont Know if we are related, but I answered your call bcos, WHO KNOWS !! maybe somewhere along the line.
I originated from the Aro`s Royal family of Lagos State in Nigeria. The Family is BIG, consisting of 3 Chieftaincy families, namely the Aro`s of Lagos, Ojora`s of Lagos and the Odofin`s of Lagos. All belonging to his royal Highness, Oba Oyekan(King) of Lagos`s Cabinet of Chiefs. My Family comes from Ijora Oloye part of Lagos.
Now, to our Forefathers, we were told as kids, they were descendants of Slaves brought back to Africa in the early 19 hundreds. To be eaxact, brought to Saroland ( meaning Siera Leon, Nehbouring country NOW to Nigeria )
They eventually over the yrs. migrated to start Lagos in Nigeria, probably bcos it was the next nearest free and open piece of Land then. Only the See seperated the two places we were told.
So, I think if we we descendants of these so called repariated slaves from United States, surely we The Aro`s of Today MUST have lots and lots of related ONE`S still out there somewhere. Maybe this will be a small step towards lots of UNIFICATIONS.
I`ll be glad if I`ve been of help in this way, but still Happy to know you even if this does not help you.
feel free to contact, if necessary for more research work needs to be done or Questions to be answered. I will be glad to introduce you to more elderly Family members who KNOW definitely MORE than me, I am just over 40yrs. they will surely answer your Questions.
Best greetings from Germany ( I live here now since almost 14 yrs. but do go HOME, Nigeria regularly, even as I have to apply for VISA everytime bcos, I am now GERMAN )
Samuel Aro ( member in FACEBOOK.Com. you can check it up)
Nurnberg, Bayern, Germany