Andreas Family History

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Andreas Name Meaning

Greek; also German and Dutch: from the New Testament Greek name Andreas, which gave rise to Andrew in English and vernacular derivatives in almost every other European language. Etymologically, it is from Greek andreios ‘manly’, from aner ‘man’, ‘male’ (genitive andros). It was the name of the first of Christ’s disciples, and is a Greek translation of an Aramaic original. The disciple is the patron saint of both Scotland and Russia, but the Scottish Anderson is far more common than its Russian equivalent, Andreev. The personal name was popular throughout Europe in various vernacular forms (for example, Italian Andrea, French André, Scottish, North German, and Scandinavian Anders, Dutch Andries, Hungarian András, Czech Ondrej, Slovak Ondrej, Polish Andrzej and Jedrzej, and Russian Andrei).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Andrews, Andres, Andrea, Anders, Andras, Andreae, Andrew, Andre

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Andreas Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Andreas name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Andreas. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Andreas Family Origin

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Andreas Family Occupations

What did your Andreas ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Baker, Beer Retailer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Andreas. The most common Andreas occupation in the UK was Baker. 14% of Andreas's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Andreas family was Button Carder.

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  • Baker

  • Beer Retailer

  • Bricklayer

  • Button Carder


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Andreas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Andreas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Andreas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Andreas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Andreas. For the veterans among your Andreas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Andreas Life Expectancy

What is the average Andreas lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Andreas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Andreas in 1947 was 58, and 71 in 2004.

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