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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.

Andreasen Early Origins



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.

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Andreasen Spelling Variations


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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.

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Andreasen Early History


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Andreasen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Andreasen research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1733, 1360 and 1596 are included under the topic Early Andreasen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Andreasen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Andreasen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Andreasen 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Andreasen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Andreasen (post 1700)



  • Steve Andreasen, American Democrat politician, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 1st District, 2002
  • 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
  • Andrew F. Andreasen (1879-1961), American politician, Mayor of Escondido, California, 1953-56

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Andreasen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Andreasen 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 2 February 2016 at 13:22.

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