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The roots of the name McAndrew are found among the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland. The name 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.

McAndrew Early Origins



The surname McAndrew 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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McAndrew Spelling Variations


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McAndrew Spelling Variations



Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. McAndrew has been written Andrew, Andrews, MacAndrew, Androw, Androe, Andro and many more.

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McAndrew Early History


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McAndrew Early History



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

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McAndrew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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McAndrew In Ireland


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McAndrew In Ireland



Some of the McAndrew 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



Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name McAndrew:

McAndrew Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McAndrew, aged 20, arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1854
  • Bridget McAndrew, aged 11, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • Mary McAndrew, aged 13, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • Martin McAndrew, who arrived in Alabama in 1858
  • Thomas McAndrew, who landed in Alabama in 1858

McAndrew Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Alexander McAndrew, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1784

McAndrew Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James McAndrew arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name McAndrew (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McAndrew (post 1700)



  • William McAndrew (1887-1943), American college football and basketball coach for the Southern Illinois Salukis
  • Robert McAndrew, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1895
  • Paul McAndrew, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004
  • John McAndrew, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1912
  • Jane McAndrew, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000
  • James McAndrew, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Orange County 2nd District, 1944
  • Frank J. McAndrew, American politician, Mayor of Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1937
  • James Brian "Jamie" McAndrew (b. 1967), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1995 and 1997
  • Anthony "Tony" McAndrew (b. 1956), Scottish former football defender
  • Tony McAndrew (b. 1956), former Scottish footballer and coach
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McAndrew Historic Events


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McAndrew Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Thomas Patrick McAndrew (d. 1912), aged 38, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name McAndrew


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Suggested Readings for the name McAndrew



  • Clan McAndrew by A.T. Skeen.

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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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  11. ...

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