Tuscany. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common names created at that time in the region of Tuscany. The surname Adriano came from the given name Hadrianus or son or descendant of Hadrianus.
Early Origins of the Adriano family
Early History of the Adriano family
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Adriano Spelling Variations
local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Adriano. These spelling variations include Adriano and Adriani. and others.
Early Notables of the Adriano family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Adriano family to the New World and Oceana
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Adriano were Pietro Adriani who arrived in Illinois in 1877 at the age of 26, and another Adriani who arrived at an Eastern port around the turn of the century.
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