Andre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Andre is a patronymic name, which is a type of hereditary surname. The surname Andre is derived from the given name of a parent or more remote ancestor. The surname Andre derived from the given name André, which derived from the Latin name Andreas, which means "courageous". [1]

Early Origins of the Andre family

The surname Andre was first found in Provence, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

During the Middle Ages several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contribution to the community in which they lived, and they were rewarded accordingly, thus rendering the name more illustrious. Several provinces claim to have been the seat of these great noble families, such as, Provence, Languedoc, Brittany, as well as, Lorraine, Auvergne, Normandy, Périgord, Dauphiné, and the City of Paris, to list a few.

Some of these families have a seat in two different provinces such as the André de Villerin, of Brittany and Provence, and the barons André of Dauphiné and Brittany. Some also trace the name to a small village called Andrest, in the Hautes Pyrénées. [1] There was also a "Seigneurie", or Lordship, of the same name created for the family of De Varignières, in the province of Normandy in 1463.

Early History of the Andre family

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Andre Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: André, Andrée, Anddré, Anddrée, Amdré, Amdrée, Amddré, Amddrée, d'André, Andrea, Saint-André, St-André, Anddrea, Andé, Anddé, Andée, Anddée, Andrei, Anddrei, Andrey, Anddrey, Andret, Anddret, Andrai, Anddrai, Andray, Anddray, Andrais, Anddrais, Andraie and many more.

Early Notables of the Andre family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the names at this time was Bernard André or Andreas ( fl. 1500), a French-born, poet and historian. He was a Frenchman by birth, being a native of Toulouse, but came to England together with, or shortly before, Henry VII, whose poet laureate and historiographer he became. "Nothing is known of his family, though he is described by a contemporary as of distinguished birth; nor can we even guess the date at which he was born, except vaguely from the fact that in 1521 he describes himself as having attained extreme old age. He was probably introduced to the notice...
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United States Andre migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Andre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Nichol Andre, aged 24, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [2]
  • Johann Nicolaus Andre, aged 24, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [2]
  • Yerrick Andre, aged 30, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
  • Carl Conrad Andre, who landed in Long Island in 1781 [2]
  • Hendk Andre, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1786 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Andre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Andre, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [2]
  • M Andre, aged 49, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1822 [2]
  • M. André, who settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • I M Andre, aged 17, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825 [2]
  • William Andre, who arrived in Maryland in 1834 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Andre migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Jean-Baptiste Andre, son of Pierre and Catherine, who married Véronique Lacroix, daughter of Louis and Marie-Anne, in Quebec on 19th June 1754 [3]
  • Pierre Andre, who married Catherine Marigny, daughter of Sébastien and Marie, in Quebec on 1st July 1713 [3]
  • Antoine Andre, son of François and Marguerite, who married Élisabeth Guilbert, daughter of Jean and Élisabeth, in Montreal, Quebec on 26th September 1713 [3]
  • Balthazar Andre, son of Jean and Catherine, who married Marie-Charlotte Palin, daughter of Mathurin and Louise, in Quebec on 15th November 1734 [3]
  • Charles Andre, son of Jean and Marie, who married Marie-Madeleine Lamontagne, in Quebec on 11th February 1743 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Andre Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Sieur De Andre, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Michel Andre, who arrived in Montreal in 1663
  • Richard André, who settled in Montreal in 1663
Andre Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Evan Andre, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897

Contemporary Notables of the name Andre (post 1700) +

  • John André (1750-1780), British Army officer hanged as a spy by the Continental Army during the American Revolution
  • Carl Andre (b. 1935), American sculptor
  • Robert M. Andre, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1924 [4]
  • Peter C. Andre, American politician, Mayor of Saginaw, Michigan, 1863-65, 1883-84 [4]
  • Jesse A. G. Andre, American politician, Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts, 1928-29 [4]
  • J. L. Andre, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Bayfield County, 1938 [4]
  • Frederic N. Andre, American Republican politician, Member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1982-89 [4]
  • Eliza Andre, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932 [4]
  • Dale Ray Andre (1889-1950), American politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives, 1917 [4]
  • Clara S. Andre, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1932, 1936 (alternate), 1944 (alternate) [4]
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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