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The ancient history of the Adriance name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the region of Adria.

Adriance Early Origins



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

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Adriance Spelling Variations


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Adriance Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Adriance include Adrian, Adrien, Adrain, Awdryan, Adriance and others.

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Adriance Early History


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Adriance Early History



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

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Adriance Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adriance Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Adriance In Ireland


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Adriance In Ireland



Some of the Adriance 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Adriance or a variant listed above:

Adriance Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L. Adriance went to San Francisco in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adriance (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adriance (post 1700)



  • Isaac R. Adriance, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1826
  • Abraham Adriance (1766-1825), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1798-1802; Member of New York State Senate Middle District, 1802-06

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. 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. 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.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Adriance Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adriance 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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