Andertown History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient roots of the Andertown family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Andertown comes from when the family 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 Andertown family
The surname Andertown 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 Andertown family
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Andertown Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Andertown has appeared include Anderton, Andertone, Andeton and others.
Early Notables of the Andertown 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 Andertown family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Andertown arrived in North America very early: 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.