Andres History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Scotland, the ancestors of the Andres family were part of a tribe called the Picts. The name Andres is derived 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.

Early Origins of the Andres family

The surname Andres 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]

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]

Sir Edmund Andros (1637-1714) was born in London and rose to become an English colonial administrator in North America. The 1689 Boston revolt was directly attributed to his actions in New England.

Early History of the Andres family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Andres research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1395, 1463, 1600, 1958, 1600, 1661, 1660, 1661, 1659, 1649, 1650, 1510, 1537, 1604, 1604, 1637, 1714, 1660, 1666, 1672, 1674 and are included under the topic Early Andres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Andres Spelling Variations

The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Andres has been spelled Andrew, Andrews, MacAndrew, Androw, Androe, Andro and many more.

Early Notables of the Andres family (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 Andrewes (died 1659), English financier, supporter of the parliamentary cause during the English Civil War, Commissioner at the High Court of Justice for the trial of Charles I, Lord Mayor of London (1649-1650.) Laurence Andrewe (fl. 1510-1537), was a French translator and printer, a native of Calais and Thomas Andrewe (fl. 1604)...
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Andres Ranking

In the United States, the name Andres is the 3,866th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [3] However, in France, the name Andres is ranked the 1,291st most popular surname with an estimated 4,366 people with that name. [4]

Ireland Migration of the Andres family to Ireland

Some of the Andres family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Andres migration to the United States +

The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Andres:

Andres Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Juan Andres landing in America in 1511
  • Martin De Villamanzos Andres landing in America in 1513
  • Miguel Andres landing in America in 1514
Andres Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mathias Andres, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Mathias Andres, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727 [5]
  • Rudolph Andres, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730 [5]
  • Rudolph Andres, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • G Michael Andres, who landed in America in 1732 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Andres Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel Andres, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [5]
  • Juan Andres, who arrived in America in 1811 [5]
  • Miguel Andres, who arrived in America in 1814 [5]
  • Conrad Andres, aged 28, who arrived in Missouri in 1841 [5]
  • John Andres, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1846 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Andres migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [6]
Andres Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Sebastian Andres, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1876 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Andres (post 1700) +

  • Leo L. Andres, American Republican politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 2nd District, 1960 [7]
  • John C. Andres, American politician, Village President of Tinley Park, Illinois, 1925 [7]
  • David M. Andres, American politician, Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 2004 [7]
  • Clarence H. Andres, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Batesville, Indiana, 1936-54 (acting, 1936) [7]
  • Ricardo Andres (b. 1982), Portuguese footballer
  • Pierre-Yves Andres (b. 1974), retired French footballer
  • Géo Andres (1889-1943), French sportsman
  • Édouard François Andres (1840-1911), French horticulturalist, landscape designer
  • Maurice Andres (b. 1933), French trumpeter
  • José Ramón Andres (b. 1969), Spanish chef
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Andres 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.

  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.
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  5. ^ 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)
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  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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