Andertum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the name Andertum date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Andertum family
The surname Andertum 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 Andertum family
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Andertum Spelling Variations
Andertum has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Andertum have been found, including Anderton, Andertone, Andeton and others.
Early Notables of the Andertum 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 Andertum family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Andertums to arrive on North American shores: 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.