Adriynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Adriynd name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Adriynd was originally derived from a family having 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." 
Early Origins of the Adriynd family
The surname Adriynd 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." 
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. 
Early History of the Adriynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adriynd research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1232, 1258, 1277, 1295, 1565, 1889, 1250 and 1775 are included under the topic Early Adriynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Adriynd Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Adriynd include Adrian, Adrien, Adrain, Awdryan, Adriance and others.
Early Notables of the Adriynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Adriynd family to Ireland
Some of the Adriynd 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.
Migration of the Adriynd family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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..
- Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print