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Multiple Origins for the Surname Andrea


Italian


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.

Andrea Early Origins



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.

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Andrea Spelling Variations


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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.

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Andrea Early History


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Andrea Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Andrea research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1401, 1413, 1462, 1467, 1474, 1498, 1470, 1553, 1500, 1548, 1584, 1576, 1591, 1614, 1713, 1724, 1741, 1737, 1755, 1760, 1765, 1763 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Andrea History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Andrea Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Andrea Early Notables (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...

Another 262 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Andrea Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • J Peter Andrea, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751

Andrea Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ventura Andrea, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1823
  • S Andrea, aged 28, landed in New Orleans, La in 1838
  • Clara Andrea, aged 8, landed in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • Max Andrea, aged 10, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • Pedro Andrea, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Andrea (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Andrea (post 1700)



  • Joseph F. Andrea, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1977-84; Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1985-92
  • Johann Valentin Andreä (1586-1654), German theologian

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    4. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Andrea Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Andrea Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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