Adrean History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestors of the Adrean surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the region of Adria.

Early Origins of the Adrean family

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

Pope Adrian IV (d. 1159), was "the only Englishman who ever sat in the chair of St. Peter. His early history is obscure. His name is said to have been Nicholas Breakspear." [1]

Important Dates for the Adrean family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adrean research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1232, 1258, 1277, 1295, 1565, 1889, 1250 and 1775 are included under the topic Early Adrean History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Adrean Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Adrean include Adrian, Adrien, Adrain, Awdryan, Adriance and others.

Early Notables of the Adrean family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Adrean family to Ireland

Some of the Adrean family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Adrean family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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