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The Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the Andrews family. The name Andrews 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.

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The surname Andrews 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.

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


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

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

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Some of the Andrews 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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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 Andrews:

Andrews Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joakim Andrews, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Jocomb Andrews, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • Samna Andrews, aged 37, arrived in America in 1635
  • Samuell Andrews, aged 37, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Susana Andrews, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
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Andrews Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gideon Andrews, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Lydia Andrews, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Francis Andrews, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Lawrence Andrews, who arrived in Virginia in 1719
  • Anne Andrews settled in Maryland in 1720
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Andrews Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Andrews, who landed in America in 1805
  • Joseph Andrews, who landed in America in 1808
  • James Andrews, who landed in South Carolina in 1809
  • Charles C Andrews, who landed in New York in 1809
  • Gabriel Andrews, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
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Andrews Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harry Konstantinos Andrews, who landed in Alabama in 1924

Andrews Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • John Andrews settled in Port de Grave, Newfoundland before 1658
  • John, Francis, and Mary Andrews were descendants of a family who settled in Harbour Grace before 1675
  • Elias Andrews was a boat keeper of Petty Harbour in 1681

Andrews Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ambrose Andrews was in Petty Harbour in 1703
  • Edward Andrews, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • William Andrews, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • William Andrews, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Abraham Andrews, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
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Andrews Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles Andrews landed in Brigus, Newfoundland in 1809
  • Aaron Andrews was a planter of Hants Harbour in 1826
  • Patrick Andrews, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • William Andrews, who arrived in Canada in 1834
  • Mr. Francis Andrews, aged 36 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Ile Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Maria Somes" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Ile in September 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E
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Andrews Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Andrews, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Thomas Andrews, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • Elizabeth Andrews arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837
  • John Andrews arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Platina" in 1839
  • William Andrews arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Barras" in 1839
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Andrews Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Andrews landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • H J C Andrews landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Barque: Stains Castle
  • William Andrews landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Bolton
  • William Andrews, aged 29, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Eliza Andrews, aged 28, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
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  • Lee Andrews (1937-2016), American doo-wop singer, founder of Lee Andrews & the Hearts
  • Ralph Herrick Andrews (1927-2015), American television producer, best known for producing the hit 1960s game show You Don't Say!
  • Lieutenant General Frank Maxwell Andrews (1884-1943), American Army Air Corps officer and one of the founding fathers of the United States Air Force, Commanding General US Forces European Theater of Operations (1943)
  • Arthur F. Andrews, American sliver and bronze Olympic medalist for cycling at the 1904 Summer Games
  • E. E. Andrews, American politician, Circuit Judge in Georgia Atlanta Circuit, 1953
  • Eden Andrews, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Danbury, 1820-21
  • Edward C. Andrews, American Republican politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives, 1969-70
  • Mrs. Edwin H. Andrews, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1952
  • Eldon K. Andrews, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1974
  • Elizabeth Bullock Andrews (1911-2002), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama 3rd District, 1972-73
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Andrews Historic Events



Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Danell Andrews (b. 1963), American Specialist 4th Class from Detroit, Michigan, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Herbert John Andrews (1885-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Aldora  Andrews (1909-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Emily Kate  Andrews (1864-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Ester Andrews, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss May Margaret  Andrews (1912-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. D. B.  Andrews, Canadian resident from Stewiake, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
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HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Arthur John Andrews (1913-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Welshpool, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Cecil V Andrews (b. 1911), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Portland, Dorsetshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Walter Graham  Andrews, British Leading Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales May 1941 and died at the battle of Denmark Strait, before the sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Thomas R Andrews, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. T R Andrews, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Joseph Andrews (b. 1919), English Leading Stoker from Walkden, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Thomas Andrews (d. 1912), aged 39, Irish Shipbuilder from Belfast, Ireland who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Charles Edward Andrews, aged 19, English Assistant Second Class Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 16
  • Miss Kornelia Theodosia Andrews, aged 62, American First Class passenger from Hudson, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 10
  • Mr. Thomas Andrews (d. 1912), aged 39, Irish First Class passenger from Belfast, Northern Ireland and shipbuilder in charge of the plans for the ocean liner RMS Titanic who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
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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



  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.
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E

Other References

  1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
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The Andrews Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Andrews 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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