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Where did the Italian Andes family come from? What is the Italian Andes family crest and coat of arms? When did the Andes family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Andes family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Andes, Andez and others.
First found in Valentia a city of Calbria in the province of Catanzaro. It suffered a disastrous earthquake in 1783 which destroyed the city but under French occupation it was rebuilt and became capital of the province of Catanzaro. Frederick II built a castle there. Before the quake the history of the city goes back to Dionysius in 388 B.C. It became Carthaginian, Brutti and Syracusian. Later, in 294, Vibo Valentia was a flourishing Roman colony about 294 B.C. There are many artifacts and relics from this ancient civilization. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Andes research. Another 123 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Andes History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 109 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Andes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Andes Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Andes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Andes Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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