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The distinguished surname Andreu 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. Andreu is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Andreu 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.

Andreu Early Origins



The surname Andreu 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.

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Andreu Spelling Variations


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Andreu 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 Andreu 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.

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Andreu Early History


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Andreu Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Andreu research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1401, 1413, 1462, 1467, 1474, 1498, 1470, 1553, 1500, 1548, 1584, 1576, 1591, 1614, 1713, 1724, 1741, 1737, 1755, 1760, 1765, 1763 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Andreu History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Andreu Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Andreu Early Notables (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 262 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Andreu Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Immigrants bearing the name Andreu or a variant listed above include: Achille Andreassi, aged 18, who arrived at Ellis Island from Villa S. Ang., Aquila, in 1909; Angelo Andreassi, aged 16, who arrived at Ellis Island from Prata dAnti Donia, Italy, in 1912.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    11. ...

    The Andreu Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Andreu Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 June 2014 at 08:12.

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