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The name Adrain is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the region of Adria.

Adrain Early Origins



The surname Adrain was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Adrain Spelling Variations


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Adrain Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Adrain family name include Adrian, Adrien, Adrain, Awdryan, Adriance and others.

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Adrain Early History


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Adrain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adrain research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1232, 1258, 1277, 1295, 1565, 1889, 1250 and 1775 are included under the topic Early Adrain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adrain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adrain Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Adrain Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adrain In Ireland


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Adrain In Ireland



Some of the Adrain family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Adrain surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Christian Adrian, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1752; Sybriant Adrian to New York in 1759; P. Adrian to Baltimore in 1820; and L. Adriance to San Francisco in 1850..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adrain (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adrain (post 1700)



  • Robert Adrain, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Middlesex County, 1889-94
  • Garnett Bowditch Adrain (1815-1878), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1857-61

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Adrain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adrain 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 14:51.

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