Andre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Andre can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. The people here were known by only a single name until it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Andre is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Andre came from the Greek given name Andreas, which is a name that means manly. The given name Andreas is itself derived from the Greek words aner, andrós, which mean man, and by extension warrior.

Early Origins of the Andre family

The surname Andre was first found in Friuli (Venetian: Friul), an area of northeastern Italy in 1150 with the Andriotti family. This family was known for ownership of several castles in the region, and in 1210 they were made nobility.

Early History of the Andre family

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Andre Spelling Variations

Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Andre include Andradi, Andrasi, Andre, Andrea, Andreacchio, Andreadi, Andrean, Andreanelli, Andreani, Andreasi, Andretti, Andrei, Andreis, Andrello, Andreol, Andreola, Andreoletti, Andreoli, Andreolo, Andreotta, Andreotti, Andretta, Andreucci, Andreutti, Andreuzzi, Andri, Andria, Andriani, Andrich, Andrini, Andriola, Andrioli, Andriolli, D'Andre, D'Andrea, De Andre, De Andrea, De Andreis, Dreani, Dreas, Dreassi, Drei, Dreini, Dreoni, Dreossi, Dri, Drioli, Drius, Driussi, Driusso and many more.

Early Notables of the Andre family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Giorgio Andreoli (c. 1470 - 1553), Italian potter generally considered to be the most important potter of the Italian Renaissance; Iacomo Andrea (d. 1500), an Italian architect from Ferrara, beheaded for plotting against the French; Francesco Andreini, a valiant soldier in Pistoia in 1548; Ippolito Andreasi was a talented painter in Mantua in the same year; Andrea Andreani was a wood carver and printer in Mantua, and in 1584 he published a copy of one of Tiziano's works. In 1576 Giovan Battista Andreini was a popular actor in Florence; Alessandro Andreasi was made a...
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United States Andre migration to the United States +

Immigrants bearing the name Andre or a variant listed above include:

Andre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Nichol Andre, aged 24, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Johann Nicolaus Andre, aged 24, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Yerrick Andre, aged 30, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Carl Conrad Andre, who landed in Long Island in 1781 [1]
  • Hendk Andre, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1786 [1]
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Andre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Andre, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • M Andre, aged 49, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1822 [1]
  • M. André, who settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • I M Andre, aged 17, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825 [1]
  • William Andre, who arrived in Maryland in 1834 [1]
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Canada Andre migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Jean-Baptiste Andre, son of Pierre and Catherine, who married Véronique Lacroix, daughter of Louis and Marie-Anne, in Quebec on 19th June 1754 [2]
  • Pierre Andre, who married Catherine Marigny, daughter of Sébastien and Marie, in Quebec on 1st July 1713 [2]
  • Antoine Andre, son of François and Marguerite, who married Élisabeth Guilbert, daughter of Jean and Élisabeth, in Montreal, Quebec on 26th September 1713 [2]
  • Balthazar Andre, son of Jean and Catherine, who married Marie-Charlotte Palin, daughter of Mathurin and Louise, in Quebec on 15th November 1734 [2]
  • Charles Andre, son of Jean and Marie, who married Marie-Madeleine Lamontagne, in Quebec on 11th February 1743 [2]
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Andre Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Sieur De Andre, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Michel Andre, who arrived in Montreal in 1663
  • Richard André, who settled in Montreal in 1663
Andre Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Evan Andre, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897

Contemporary Notables of the name Andre (post 1700) +

  • John André (1750-1780), British Army officer hanged as a spy by the Continental Army during the American Revolution
  • Carl Andre (b. 1935), American sculptor
  • Robert M. Andre, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1924 [3]
  • Peter C. Andre, American politician, Mayor of Saginaw, Michigan, 1863-65, 1883-84 [3]
  • Jesse A. G. Andre, American politician, Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts, 1928-29 [3]
  • J. L. Andre, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Bayfield County, 1938 [3]
  • Frederic N. Andre, American Republican politician, Member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1982-89 [3]
  • Eliza Andre, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932 [3]
  • Dale Ray Andre (1889-1950), American politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives, 1917 [3]
  • Clara S. Andre, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1932, 1936 (alternate), 1944 (alternate) [3]
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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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