Show ContentsAdrianson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Adrianson dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Adria. "This surname is derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Adrian.' The form Adrain is an old one." [1]

Early Origins of the Adrianson family

The surname Adrianson 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." [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list John Adrien as holding lands in Suffolk at that time and the Chronicles of the Mayors and Sheriffs of London list John Adrian as Sheriff of London in 1258. [1]

Early History of the Adrianson family

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

Adrianson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Adrianson have been found, including Adrian, Adrien, Adrain, Awdryan, Adriance and others.

Early Notables of the Adrianson family

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Ireland Migration of the Adrianson family to Ireland

Some of the Adrianson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Adrianson migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Adrianson, or a variant listed above:

Adrianson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Adrian Adrianson, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Adrianson (post 1700) +

  • Adam Adrianson, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2012 [4]

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook