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The history of the ancestors of the Anders family begins among the Pictish clans ancient Scotland. The name Anders comes 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.

Anders Early Origins



The surname Anders was first found in Caithness (Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Some of the family were found further south in England, specifically at Shotley in Northumberland where "Shotley Hall is said to have been built by Dr. Andrews, physician to the first royal Duke of Cumberland." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Anders Spelling Variations


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Anders Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Anders include Andrew, Andrews, MacAndrew, Androw, Androe, Andro and many more.

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Anders Early History


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Anders Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anders research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1395, 1463, 1600, 1958, 1600, 1661, 1660, 1661, 1659, 1649, 1650 and are included under the topic Early Anders History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anders Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Anders Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Alexander Andrew, Sergeant of Aberdeen; Phineas Andrews ( ca. 1600-1661), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1661; and Sir Thomas...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Anders Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anders In Ireland


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Anders In Ireland



Some of the Anders family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Anders:

Anders Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Anders, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Baltzer Anders, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Georg Anders, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Michel Anders, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Joh Peter Anders, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Anders Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Anders, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Gottl Anders, who landed in Rio Grande (do Sul), Brazil in 1850
  • Georg Anders and his wife Johanna, who settled in Texas in 1854 with their four children
  • Ernst Fried Anders, who sailed from Bremen to New York with his family in 1854
  • Josef Anders, who arrived in New Orleans in 1871
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Anders Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Albert E Anders, who arrived in St John, Ncw Brunswick in 1907
  • Doris Anders, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Mrs. E Anders, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Frank Anders, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Anders (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Anders (post 1700)




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Anders Historic Events


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Anders Historic Events




Hindenburg LZ-129

  • Mr. Ernst Rudolf Anders (1874-1937), German Tea Merchant, Co-owner Teekanne Co. from Dresden, Saxony, Germany, who was a passenger on board the Hindenburg LZ-129 and died in the Airship Fire on May 6, 1937

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Victrix fortuna sapientia
Motto Translation: Wisdom is the conqueror of fortune.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  11. ...

The Anders Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Anders Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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