D'andrea History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname D'andrea 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. D'andrea is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname D'andrea 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 D'andrea family
The surname D'andrea 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 D'andrea family
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D'andrea 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 D'andrea 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 D'andrea 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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In the United States, the name D'andrea is the 5,793rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the D'andrea family
Immigrants bearing the name D'andrea 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name D'andrea (post 1700) +
- Anthony D'Andrea (1872-1921), American Mafia boss of Chicago in the late 1910s to early 1920s
- John D'Andrea, American television composer, arranger and music writer
- Franco D'Andrea (b. 1941), Italian jazz and rock pianist
- Marcelo D'Andrea, Argentine film actor
- José D'Andrea (b. 1915), Argentine Olympic fencer
Historic Events for the D'andrea family +
- Mr. Victor D'Andrea (b. 1865), Slavic coal miner who was in mine 8 at the Monongah mine on 6th December 1907 when it exploded and collapsed; he died 
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