Show ContentsAndreasen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany, is the homeland of the proud surname Andreasen. The name is derived from the personal name "Andreas" or "Andres," meaning "man" or "manly." German surnames developed at a time when Schleswig, as well as most of the other German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Schleswig.

Early Origins of the Andreasen family

The surname Andreasen was first found in Schleswig-Holstein and Denmark, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, some of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. From early on, the name was represented by predominantly Danish families, although most of the Schleswig branches and many of the southern Danish branches spoke German.

Early History of the Andreasen family

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Andreasen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Anderson, Andersen, Aenderson, Aendersen, Andersson, Anderssohn, Andersohn, Enderson, Endersen, Andreesen, Andriesen, Aendreesen, Endreesen, Endriesen, Andriesens, Andreessen, Andriessen, Andresen, Andressen, Anderten, Andreasen and many more.

Early Notables of the Andreasen family (pre 1700)

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Andreasen Ranking

In the United States, the name Andreasen is the 11,114th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Andreasen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Andreasen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Caroline Andreasen, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Andreasen (post 1700) +

  • Steve Andreasen, American Democratic Party politician, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 1st District, 2002 [3]
  • Carl C. Andreasen, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1960 (alternate); Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1957-59 [3]
  • Andrew F. Andreasen (1879-1961), American politician, Mayor of Escondido, California, 1953-56 [3]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  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. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook