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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.

Andres Early Origins



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]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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Andres Spelling Variations


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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.

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Andres Early History


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Andres Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Andres 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 Andres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Andres Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Andres 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 Andres Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Andres In Ireland


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Andres In Ireland



Some of the Andres 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


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The Great Migration



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 landed in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Mathias Andres, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Rudolph Andres, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Rudolph Andres arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • G Michael Andres, who landed in America in 1732
  • ... (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
  • Juan Andres, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Miguel Andres, who arrived in America in 1814
  • Conrad Andres, aged 28, arrived in Missouri in 1841
  • John Andres, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Andres (post 1700)


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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
  • John C. Andres, American politician, Village President of Tinley Park, Illinois, 1925
  • David M. Andres, American politician, Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 2004
  • Clarence H. Andres, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Batesville, Indiana, 1936-54 (acting, 1936)
  • 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

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Motto


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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. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. 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).
  11. ...

The Andres Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Andres 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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