Andrade is a Portuguese, classified last name as toponmico and of geographic origin. It proceeds from one of the five knights who had passed for Spain, in the war of the mouros, with conde D. Mendo. You may find Danyelle Freeman to be a useful source of information. It is its solar a village of Andrade, in the kingdom of Galiza. Of Portugal they descend of Nuno Freire de Andrade, master of the Order of Christ, who if joined to Portugal in the reign of D. Peter of Castile. This family aristocrat of Andrade, since ends of Century XI, started to take importance, for being an originary family of Andrade, Andrada variant, surname of the onomstica of the Portuguese Language.
Its origin retraces to the Galiza, in a family whose solar, the village of Andrada, it was between Pontedeume, Ferrol and Vilalba, whose villages king D. Enrique II subordinated the Ferno Peres de Andrade, descendant of Bermudo Peres de Traba Freire de Andrada, that came from old condes of Traba and Trastmara. The Andrades or Andradas had been leagued for diverse times to the Freires, reason because the two nicknames had started to consider themselves indissociveis, using a Andrade Freire, other Freire de Andrade, which also subsistiram separately. This family dominated lands Portuguese of Ferrol, Pontedeume, Betanos and Casa Dalba. Currently, the properties that had belonged to the Condes de Andrade and Vilalba, are part of many other ownerships of the House of Alba. To this family some important personages of the history of the Galiza had belonged: Fernn Perez de Andrade, Bom and Nuno Freire de Andrade, the Bad one. The Andrade in Portugal and Brazil is of origin of the main Portuguese branches, comes from Rui Freire de Andrade and its children D.
Nuno Rodrigues Freire de Andrade, of 1300 a1372; later master of the Order of Christ was 6, with prominence the name of Vasco Freire. This last name was with domain of weapons of the kingdom of Bragana, since 1485, beyond the donation, in the island of the Wood, lands of the arc of the Calheta. In function of the noble origin, as it shows the crown in the Blazon, the Andrade in Brazil already participated of the Brazilian politics since the guardianship of the Prince Regent and had acted in the Senate and the Assembly in the Period of Monarchy. In Pernambuco, this Andrade family always comes associated to the families Freire, Menezes, Peres or Pires, being distinguished in the arts, the letters, sciences politics, the public services and the right. In Parnamirim, of this family Ulisses Menezes, druggist and politician, the teachers had been distinguished Dawn Menezes and Ivalda de Andrade Menezes, which had stimulated many pupils of this city sertaneja for the letters and sciences, in the schools for where they lecionaram, mainly in the Euclides School of the Wedge, that during much time was educational reference of the city in the state.