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Adrian Name Meaning

English, southern French, and German: from a vernacular form of the Latin personal name (H)adrianus, originally an ethnic name denoting someone from the coast of the Adriatic (Latin Adria). It was adopted as a cognomen by the emperor who ruled ad 117–138. It was also borne by several minor saints, in particular an early martyr at Nicomedia (died c.304), the patron saint of soldiers and butchers. There was an English St. Adrian (died 710), born in North Africa; he was abbot of St. Augustine’s, Canterbury, and his cult enjoyed a brief vogue after the discovery of his supposed remains in 1091. Later, the name was adopted by several popes, including the only pope of English birth, Nicholas Breakspear, who reigned as Adrian IV (1154–59).

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

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Adrian Family Origin

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Adrian Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Adrian family was Blacksmith. The most common Adrian occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Adrian's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Adrian.

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