Show ContentsAndreas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Andreas 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 Andreas family

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Andreas 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 Andreas 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 Andreas 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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Andreas Ranking

In the United States, the name Andreas is the 10,679th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Andreas migration to the United States +

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

Andreas Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Simon Andreas, who arrived in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1683 [2]
Andreas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Rudolf Andreas, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730 [2]
  • Rudolph Andreas, who landed in America in 1730 [2]
  • Michael Andreas, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [2]
  • Peter Andreas, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734 [2]
  • Martin Andreas, who landed in America in 1749 [2]
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Andreas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M Andreas, aged 49, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1822 [2]
  • Jost D Andreas, who landed in Texas in 1845 aboard the ship "Sarah Ann" [2]
  • Mrs. Andreas, German who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1845 aboard the ship "Sarah Ann", with 3 children
  • Francis Andreas, aged 40, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [2]
  • Joh Jost Andreas, who arrived in America in 1849 [2]
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Canada Andreas migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Andreas Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Philip Andreas, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

Contemporary Notables of the name Andreas (post 1700) +

  • Dwayne Orville Andreas (1918-2016), American politician and businessman
  • William Andreas, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Darien, 1839 [3]
  • Mary Ann E. Andreas, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000, 2004; Member, Credentials Committee, 2008 [3]
  • Mr. Michael Andreas B.E.M., British Founder for Global Generation Church, was appointed the British Empire Medal for services to Social Empowerment in Thanet, Kent [4]
  • Martin Andreas Hainz (b. 1974), Austrian philologist, theorist and philosopher, member of the Northeastern Language Association (NEMLA)
  • Peter Andreas Grünberg (1939-2018), German physicist and co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Oskar Andreas Munch (1928-2017), Norwegian businessperson, chairman of Elektrisk Bureau and Asea Brown Boveri
  • Ole Andreas Lindeman (1769-1857), Norwegian musician, organist, composer and music educator
  • Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (1804-1872), German philosopher and anthropologist best known for his book The Essence of Christianity; the critique inspired Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  • Christian Andreas Barreiro (b. 1990), American soccer player for Puerto Rico Islanders

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