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Where did the Scottish Andrews family come from? What is the Scottish coat of arms/family crest? When did the
Andrews family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?
The Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the
Andrews family. The name Andrews is derived from the baptismal name Andrew which in Greek means manly. The name was popular as both a personal name and a surname, likely because it was the name of Scotland's patron saint. In Gaelic the name is Aindrea and Anndra which again means manly.
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names.
Andrews has been spelled Andrew, Andrews, MacAndrew, Androw, Androe, Andro and many more.
First found in Caithness. This family was strongly associated with the Clan Ross. It was originally known as the Clan Siol Andrea, meaning the race of Andrew. However, from about the year 1100 the Andrews moved south to the Dumfriesshire area of southwest Scotland. Duncan Andrew, Chief of the clan, rendered homage to King Edward I of England in 1296.
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name
Andrews: Ralph Andrew, son of Thomas Andrew of Carlisle, who landed in America in 1664; John Andrew, son of Sir John Andrew of Charlton, landed in 1650; William Andrew settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a ships captain who settled in 1634.
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Some noteworthy people of the name
Christopher Columbus Andrews, American soldier, diplomat, newspaperman, and author
Charles McLean Andrews, American historian
Roy Chapman Andrews (1884-1960), American naturalist, explorer, and author
Dana Andrews (1909-1992), American actor
Frank Maxwell Andrews (1884-1943), American air force officer
A W Andrews (1868-1959), British geographer & rock climber
Harry Andrews (1911-1989), English actor
John Oliver Andrews, English, RAF Air Vice Marshall
Kay Andrews (b. 1943), Baroness Andrews OBE, British Labor politician
James Thomas Andrews, CBE, New Zealand Banker with the National Bank of New Zealand
Edward Gayer Andrews, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Ernest Clayton Andrews (1870-1948), Australian geologist
Augustus George Andrews (1868-1946), original name of George Arliss
Charles Freer Andrews (1871-1940), English missionary
Eamon Andrews (1922-1987), Irish broadcaster
Thomas Andrews (1813-1885), British physical chemist
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