The name Adrien belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in the region of Adria.
Early Origins of the Adrien family
The surname Adrien was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Adrien family
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Adrien Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Adrien include Adrian, Adrien, Adrain, Awdryan, Adriance and others.
Early Notables of the Adrien family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Adrien family to Ireland
Some of the Adrien family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 130 words (9 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 Adrien family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Adrien were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Adrien (post 1700)
- Jean Antoine Adrien de Courten, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 13) Jean Adrien. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html