Andrea History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Andrea can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. The people here were known by only a single name until it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Andrea is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Andrea came from the Greek given name Andreas, which is a name that means manly. The given name Andreas is itself derived from the Greek words aner, andrós, which mean man, and by extension warrior.

Early Origins of the Andrea family

The surname Andrea was first found in Friuli (Venetian: Friul), an area of northeastern Italy in 1150 with the Andriotti family. This family was known for ownership of several castles in the region, and in 1210 they were made nobility.

Early History of the Andrea family

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Andrea Spelling Variations

Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Andrea include Andradi, Andrasi, Andre, Andrea, Andreacchio, Andreadi, Andrean, Andreanelli, Andreani, Andreasi, Andretti, Andrei, Andreis, Andrello, Andreol, Andreola, Andreoletti, Andreoli, Andreolo, Andreotta, Andreotti, Andretta, Andreucci, Andreutti, Andreuzzi, Andri, Andria, Andriani, Andrich, Andrini, Andriola, Andrioli, Andriolli, D'Andre, D'Andrea, De Andre, De Andrea, De Andreis, Dreani, Dreas, Dreassi, Drei, Dreini, Dreoni, Dreossi, Dri, Drioli, Drius, Driussi, Driusso and many more.

Early Notables of the Andrea family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Giorgio Andreoli (c. 1470 - 1553), Italian potter generally considered to be the most important potter of the Italian Renaissance; Iacomo Andrea (d. 1500), an Italian architect from Ferrara, beheaded for plotting against the French; Francesco Andreini, a valiant soldier in Pistoia in 1548; Ippolito Andreasi was a talented painter in Mantua in the same year; Andrea Andreani was a wood carver and printer in Mantua, and in 1584 he published a copy of one of Tiziano's works. In 1576 Giovan Battista Andreini was a popular actor in Florence; Alessandro Andreasi was made a...
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United States Andrea migration to the United States +

Immigrants bearing the name Andrea or a variant listed above include:

Andrea Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Andrea, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • J Peter Andrea, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
Andrea Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ventura Andrea, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1823 [1]
  • S Andrea, aged 28, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1838 [1]
  • Clara Andrea, aged 8, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1847 [1]
  • Max Andrea, aged 10, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847 [1]
  • Pedro Andrea, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Andrea (post 1700) +

  • Joseph F. Andrea, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1977-84; Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1985-92 [2]
  • Johann Valentin Andreä (1586-1654), German theologian
  • Daniela Andrea Guajardo Cornejo (b. 1990), Chilean two-time silver and four-time bronze medalist road and track cyclist
  • Mario Andrea Rigoni (1948-2021), Italian writer and poet, professor of Italian literature at the University of Padua and was an editor of the works of Giacomo Leopardi and translated works by Emil Cioran
  • Miss Ashkhen Andrea Aviet B.E.M., British Campaigner against Domestic Abuse, was appointed Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to Victims of Domestic Abuse [3]
  • Francesco Andrea D'Amico (b. 1989), Italian football midfielder
  • Don Andrea Gallo (1928-2013), Italian presbyter, founder and leader of the community of San Benedetto al Porto of Genoa
  • Giovanni Andrea Casella, Italian painter active in the Baroque period
  • Franco Andrea Bonelli (1784-1830), Italian ornithologist, entomologist and collector
  • Giovanni Andrea Serrao (1731-1799), Italian intellectual and churchman of the Kingdom of Naples

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook
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