The ancestors of the bearers of the Adryan family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in the region of Adria.
Early Origins of the Adryan family
The surname Adryan was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Adryan family
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Adryan 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 Adryan include Adrian, Adrien, Adrain, Awdryan, Adriance and others.
Early Notables of the Adryan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Adryan family to Ireland
Some of the Adryan family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Adryan family to the New World and Oceana
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 Adryan or a variant listed above: 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..