The distinguished surname Andreini 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. Andreini is a patronymic
surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Andreini 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 Andreini family
The surname Andreini 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 Andreini family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Andreini research.Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1401, 1413, 1462, 1467, 1474, 1498, 1470, 1553, 1500, 1548, 1584, 1576, 1591, 1548, 1624, 1562, 1604, 1576, 1654, 1614, 1713, 1724, 1741, 1737, 1755, 1760, 1765, 1763 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Andreini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Andreini 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 Andreini 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 Andreini 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... Another 302 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Andreini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Andreini family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Andreini or a variant listed above include:
Andreini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Luigi Andreini, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Genoa, Italy CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67N-3Y6 : 6 December 2014), Luigi Andreini, 06 Dec 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Giuseppe Andreini, aged 44, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Patras, Palermo, Trieste, Italy CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J648-5MF : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Andreini, 25 Jul 1919; citing departure port Patras, Palermo, Trieste, Italy, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Paolo Andreini, aged 28, originally from Saludecio, Italy, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "La Savoie" from Le Havre, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J667-82R : 6 December 2014), Paolo Andreini, 02 Aug 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Savoie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Andreini (post 1700)
- Eddie Andreini (1937-2014), American aerobatic pilot who was killed while performing aerial acrobatics at an airshow in Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, California
- Reno Andreini (1875-1924), Italian operatic tenor
- Marco Andreini (1961-1991), Italian bronze medalist pole vaulter at the 1991 Mediterranean Games
- Alfredo Andreini (1870-1943), Italian physician and entomologist and discoverer of 25 of the convex uniform honeycombs Andreini tessellations) in 1900
- Matteo Andreini (b. 1981), San Marinese footballer