The ancestors of the Endison family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from the given name Andrew.
The given name Andrew is derived from the Greek name Andreas,
which means man or manly.
The first reference to the given name Andrew was a monk of Dunfermline, who later became the Bishop of Caithness
in the reign of David I. The first references to the surname appeared in the 13th century. In 1296, David le fiz Andreu was recorded as a burgess of Peebles, and Duncan fiz Andreu of Dumfries was recorded as taking an oath of fealty. 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)
The Andersons held territories in Moidart, but later moved to Badenoch in the early 14th century. The most prominent branches of the Andersons were the Dowhills, West Ardbrecks and Candacraigs in Strathdon.
Early Origins of the Endison family
The surname Endison was first found in the Great Glen and Strathspey, where the Endison family is descended from Mac Ghille Andreis, servant of St. Andrew, Scotland's Patron Saint. They are regarded as a sept of Clan
Chattan and have been associated with this Confederation of Clans from the 15th century.
Not withstanding the aforementioned Scottish ancestry, it should now be mentioned that some of the family moved south into England at early times in their history. By example, we need to mention the manor in the parish of Eyworth in Bedfordshire. "The manor belonged at an early period to the Leybourns, and was afterwards in the families of Charlton and Francis; in the reign of Elizabeth, Eyworth was the property and seat of Sir Edmund Anderson, lord chief justice of the common pleas, one of the judges who sat at the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots. The church contains some interesting monuments to the Andersons and others." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Endison family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Endison research.Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1515, 1620, 1710, 1668, 1721, 1726, 1796 and are included under the topic Early Endison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Endison Spelling Variations
Historical recordings of the name Endison include many spelling variations
. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Anderson, Andison, Andersonne, Andersoun, Andirsoone, Andresoun, Androson, Andirston, Andrewson and many more.
Early Notables of the Endison family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
from early times was John Androsone, burgess of Edinburgh in 1515; David and Alexander Anderson of Finshaugh, who made great contributions in the world of mathematics; Lionel Albert Anderson (c.
1620-1710), an English Dominican... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Endison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Endison family to Ireland
Some of the Endison family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 121 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Endison family to the New World and Oceana
Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence
. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Endison or a variant listed above: Thomas Anderson, who settled in Virginia in 1634; as did Joseph Anderson and Richard Anderson in 1635; Alester Anderson, who came to New England