Andreadis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Andreadis 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. Andreadis is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Andreadis 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 Andreadis family

The surname Andreadis 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 Andreadis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Andreadis research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1401, 1413, 1462, 1467, 1474, 1498, 1470, 1553, 1500, 1548, 1584, 1576, 1591, 1548, 1624, 1562, 1604, 1576, 1654, 1614, 1713, 1724, 1741, 1737, 1755, 1760, 1765, 1763 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Andreadis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Andreadis 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 Andreadis 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 Andreadis 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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Migration of the Andreadis family

Immigrants bearing the name Andreadis or a variant listed above include: Achille Andreassi, aged 18, who arrived at Ellis Island from Villa S. Ang., Aquila, in 1909; Angelo Andreassi, aged 16, who arrived at Ellis Island from Prata dAnti Donia, Italy, in 1912.


Contemporary Notables of the name Andreadis (post 1700) +

  • Teddy 'Zig Zag' Andreadis, American piano/harmonica player who has worked with Carole King, Guns N’ Roses, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Alice Cooper and many more
  • Stephen C. Andreadis, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1960 [1]
  • George Andreadis (b. 1936), Greek novelist
  • Ivan Andreadis (1924-1992), former Czechoslovak table tennis player, three-time World Champion, inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Table Tennis Federation in 1995


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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