Show ContentsAndreini History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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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; Ippolito Andreasi was a talented painter in Mantua in the same year; Andrea Andreani was a wood carver and printer in Mantua, and in 1584 he published a copy of one of Tiziano's works. In 1576 Giovan Battista Andreini was a popular actor in Florence; Alessandro Andreasi was made a...
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United States Andreini migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Giuseppe Andreini, aged 44, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Patras, Palermo, Trieste, Italy [2]
  • Paolo Andreini, aged 28, originally from Saludecio, Italy, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "La Savoie" from Le Havre, France [3]

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 on Facebook