The distinguished surname De 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. De andrea is a patronymic
surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname De 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 De andrea family
The surname De 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 De andrea family
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De 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 De 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 De 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... Another 302 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De andrea Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the De andrea family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name De andrea or a variant listed above include:
De andrea Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Camillo Deandrea, aged 18, who arrived in America from Cossato, Italy, in 1907
- Giuseppe DeAndrea, aged 25, who arrived in America from Lucanesi Marsi, Italy, in 1907
- Vincenzo DeAndrea, aged 37, who arrived in America from Lucanesi Marsi, Italy, in 1907
- Rafaele DeAndrea, aged 14, who arrived in America from Bomba, Italy, in 1911
- Luigi Deandrea, aged 28, who arrived in America from Trino, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name De andrea (post 1700)
- John De Andrea (b. 1941), American sculptor
- William Louis DeAndrea (1952-1996), American three-time Edgar Award winning mystery writer and columnist
- Dannielle Gaha DeAndrea, sometimes styled as Danni'elle, an Australian singer-songwriter