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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Adrian surname lived in the region of Adria.

Adrian Early Origins



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

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Adrian Spelling Variations


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Adrian Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Adrian are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Adrian include: Adrian, Adrien, Adrain, Awdryan, Adriance and others.

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Adrian Early History


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Adrian Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adrian 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 Adrian History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adrian Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adrian Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Adrian In Ireland


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Adrian In Ireland



Some of the Adrian 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


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Adrian or a variant listed above:

Adrian Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Adrian, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1752
  • Christian Adrian, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Sybriant Adrian went to New York in 1759

Adrian Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P. Adrian went to Baltimore in 1820
  • Eliese Adrian, aged 25, arrived in New York, NY in 1852
  • Heinr Adrian, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1852
  • Christ Adrian, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1852
  • Bernhard Adrian, who landed in Texas in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Adrian Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wilhelm Adrian, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1910

Adrian Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Adrian, aged 20, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adrian (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adrian (post 1700)



  • Jack Adrian, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964
  • Edgar Douglas Adrian (1889-1977), 1st Baron Adrian, British physiologist, who shared a 1932 Nobel Prize, and was Chancellor of Cambridge University

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    11. ...

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