Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany
, is the homeland of the proud surname Andreesen. 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
Early Origins of the Andreesen family
The surname Andreesen 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 Andreesen family
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Andreesen 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 Andreesen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Andreesen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Heinrich Anderson, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1627; Johan Anderson, who settled in Delaware in 1693; Johann Anderson, who was living in Pennsylvania in 1771.