European Ancestors – Andorra

Andorra Flag

Flag of Andorra courtesy of Wikipedia

Andorra is a tiny country within the Continent of Europe, located in western Europe and sharing borders with Spain and France.

The official language spoken is Catalan, but also Spanish, French and Portuguese is spoken. The country is not within the EU, but the Euro is the currency of use.

The flag shown here was standardised in 1993 just after the country joined the United Nations, but variations of the flag have existed since it was created in 1866.

Andorra has 7 parishes

  • Andorra La Vella
  • Canillo
  • Encamp
  • Escaldes-Engordany
  • La Massana
  • Ordino
  • Sant Julia de Loria

In 1900 the population was recorded as just 5,000 and by 2014 had risen to 85,458 according to the World Fact Book.

The main religion is Catholicism with a small Jewish population and a small Muslim community, which comprises of people mainly from north Africa.

The following are some useful links for researching in the Country:

And one last link, which is new to me, Free Surname Search which appears to have gems from across Europe, with many seemingly linking to I have only explored this a little, so if you do find anything not appropriate or inaccurate please drop me a note.

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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