Andros History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Andros. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Franks, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The name Andros is derived from the given name André. The personal name André is derived from the Latin name Andreas, which in turn is derived from the Greek name Andros, which meant manly.

Early Origins of the Andros family

The surname Andros was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this renowned family held a family seat in ancient times.

Early History of the Andros family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Andros research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1471, 1572, 1686, 1744, and 1745 are included under the topic Early Andros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Andros Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Andrault, Andros, Andrauld, Andrau, Andraud, Andraut, Andreau, Andreaux, Andraux, d'Andrault, Androwe, Andreo, Andriot and many more.

Early Notables of the Andros family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Andros Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Andros migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Andros Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Andros, who arrived in Virginia in 1617 [1]
  • Francis Andros, who arrived in Connecticut in 1639 [1]
  • Jedediah Andros, who landed in Massachusetts in 1657 [1]
  • Sir Edmond Andros, who landed in New York, NY in 1674 [1]
  • Sir Edmund Andros, who landed in New York, NY in 1674 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Andros (post 1700) +

  • George N. Andros, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996, 2000; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1996 [2]
  • Fred Andros, American politician, Member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 5th District, 1855 [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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