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The Picts were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the Andrewes family lived. The name Andrewes comes 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.

Andrewes Early Origins



The surname Andrewes 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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Andrewes Spelling Variations


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Andrewes Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Andrewes has been spelled Andrew, Andrews, MacAndrew, Androw, Androe, Andro and many more.

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Andrewes Early History


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Andrewes Early History



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

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Andrewes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Andrewes In Ireland


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Andrewes In Ireland



Some of the Andrewes 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



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Andrewes:

Andrewes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sam] Andrewes, aged 30, landed in New England in 1635
  • Samuel Andrewes, aged 37, arrived in America in 1635
  • Samuel Andrewes, aged 37, arrived in New England in 1635
  • William Andrewes, who arrived in New England in 1635
  • William Andrewes, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Andrewes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Andrewes (post 1700)



  • Roger Andrewes (b. 1618), English clergyman and scholar, brother of Lancelot
  • Philip Andrewes (b. 1941), Canadian former politician
  • Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626), English bishop and theologian
  • Herbert Edward Andrewes (1863-1950), British entomologist
  • Christopher Andrewes (1896-1988), British virologist
  • Antony Andrewes (1910-1990), British classical scholar and historian

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Andrewes Historic Events


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Andrewes Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Dennis Edwards Andrewes, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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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. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  11. ...

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