D'andre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the D'andre family

The surname D'andre 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 D'andre family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our D'andre research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1463 is included under the topic Early D'andre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

D'andre 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 D'andre family (pre 1700)

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...
Another 137 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early D'andre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the D'andre family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard André settled in Montreal in 1663; Daniel André settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1787; Francis André settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1795.



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


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