Andertan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Andertan belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in a township and estate by the name of Anderton in the county of Lancashire, located north of Ince on the coast north of Liverpool.
Early Origins of the Andertan family
The surname Andertan was first found in Lancashire from very ancient times, they being from the town of Anderton in that county, located north of Ince on the coast north of Liverpool. "This place gave name to a family which was seated here at an early period; it comprises about 800 acres, and has coal-mines, and good stone-quarries." 
One of the more famous branches held Euxton Hall at Euxton in Lancashire. "Over the portal, and also on two old chimneypieces in the house, are to be seen the arms of the Molyneuxs and Andertons quartered; William Anderton, Esq., having married Mary, daughter of the fifth viscount Molyneux. The ceilings of the entrance-hall and staircase, richly ornamented by Concillio, are in good preservation, and the mansion has been considerably altered and enlarged by William Ince Anderton, Esq., the present possessor." 
Early History of the Andertan family
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Andertan Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Andertan include Anderton, Andertone, Andeton and others.
Early Notables of the Andertan family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: James Anderton (1557-1618) an English Catholic aristocrat who held Lostock Hall, Lostock. Laurence Anderton, alias Scroop (1577-1643), was a learned English Jesuit. Of the same stock, he was son of Thomas Anderton, of Horwich, and brother of Christopher Anderton, of Lostock. Robert Anderton (c. 1560-1586) was an English Roman Catholic priest and martyr. He and his close friend William Marsden were taken to the Isle of Wight near the spot where they had landed and executed by hanging, drawing, and quartering on 25 April 1586.
Thomas Anderton (1611-1671), was an English Benedictine, sixth...
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Migration of the Andertan family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Andertan were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Anderton, who settled in Virginia in 1651; George Anderton, who settled in Barbados in 1667; John Anderton, who settled in Nevis in 1663; Mary Anderton, who settled in Maryland in 1690.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.