The distinguished surname Andretta 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. Andretta is a patronymic
surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Andretta 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 Andretta family
The surname Andretta 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 Andretta family
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Andretta 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 Andretta 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 Andretta 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 Andretta Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Andretta family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Andretta or a variant listed above include:
Andretta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Angelo Andretta, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1894
- Carunnantonio Andretta, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1895
Andretta Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ferdinando Andretta, aged 3, who landed in America, in 1905
- Gaetano Andretta, aged 36, who emigrated to America from Secondiyliuno, Italy, in 1911
- Giuseppe Andretta, aged 2, who landed in America from Caivali, Italy, in 1911
- Guiseppe Andretta, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Cadegni, Italy, in 1913
- Antonio Andretta, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Andretta (post 1700)
- Antonio Jose Pardo Andretta (b. 1970), Venezuelan alpine skier at the 2014 Winter Olympics