Show ContentsAndrei History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Andrei is a patronymic name, which is a type of hereditary surname. The surname Andrei is derived from the given name of a parent or more remote ancestor. The surname Andrei derived from the given name André, which derived from the Latin name Andreas, which means "courageous". [1]

Early Origins of the Andrei family

The surname Andrei was first found in Provence, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

During the Middle Ages several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contribution to the community in which they lived, and they were rewarded accordingly, thus rendering the name more illustrious. Several provinces claim to have been the seat of these great noble families, such as, Provence, Languedoc, Brittany, as well as, Lorraine, Auvergne, Normandy, Périgord, Dauphiné, and the City of Paris, to list a few.

Some of these families have a seat in two different provinces such as the André de Villerin, of Brittany and Provence, and the barons André of Dauphiné and Brittany. Some also trace the name to a small village called Andrest, in the Hautes Pyrénées. [1] There was also a "Seigneurie", or Lordship, of the same name created for the family of De Varignières, in the province of Normandy in 1463.

Early History of the Andrei family

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Andrei Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: André, Andrée, Anddré, Anddrée, Amdré, Amdrée, Amddré, Amddrée, d'André, Andrea, Saint-André, St-André, Anddrea, Andé, Anddé, Andée, Anddée, Andrei, Anddrei, Andrey, Anddrey, Andret, Anddret, Andrai, Anddrai, Andray, Anddray, Andrais, Anddrais, Andraie and many more.

Early Notables of the Andrei family

Notable amongst the names at this time was Bernard André or Andreas (fl. 1500), a French-born, poet and historian. He was a Frenchman by birth, being a native of Toulouse, but came to England together with, or shortly before, Henry VII, whose poet laureate and historiographer he became. "Nothing is known of his family, though he is described by a contemporary as of distinguished birth; nor can we even guess the date at which he was born, except vaguely from the fact that in 1521 he describes himself as having attained extreme old age. He was probably introduced to the notice...
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United States Andrei migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Andrei Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Andrei, who arrived in Baltimore Maryland in 1806 [2]
  • S Andrei, aged 28, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1838 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Andrei (post 1700) +

  • Andrei Sokolov (b. 1963), French, ex-Russian chess player
  • Andrei Sokolov (b. 1972), Latvian chess player
  • Andrei Frantsevich Belloli (1820-1881), Italian-born Russian painter; known primarily for his female nudes
  • Andrei Linde (b. 1948), Russian-American theoretical physicist and professor of Physics
  • Andrei Mudrea (1954-2022), Romanian painter and fine artist from Bessarabia
  • Andrei Gherman (1941-2021), Moldovan physician and politician who served as Minister of Health
  • Andrei Smirnov (b. 1962), Russian footballer
  • Andrei Smirnov (b. 1941), Soviet Russian actor and filmmaker
  • Andrei Ivanovich Stepanov (d. 2018), Soviet and Russian diplomat, professor, and author
  • Andrei Netto (b. 1977), Brazilian journalist and writer

  1. Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  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) on Facebook