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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


Similar surnames: Adrien, German, Adriano, Allman, Marian, Gurian, Ashman, Brian

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Adrian Family Origin

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Adrian Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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Adrian Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Adrian. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Adrian. For the veterans among your Adrian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Adrian Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Adrian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Adrian in 1943 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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