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The ancestors of the first family to use the name McAndrews lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name McAndrews is derived from the Gaelic name Mac Aindreis, which means son of Andrew.

McAndrews Early Origins



The surname McAndrews was first found in Inverness-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Nis) divided between the present day Scottish Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles, and consisting of a large northern mainland area and various island areas off the west coast, the shire was anciently both a Pictish and Norwegian stronghold, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McAndrews Spelling Variations


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McAndrews Spelling Variations



The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. McAndrews has been spelled M'Andrew, M'Andrews, MacAndrew, MacAndrews and others.

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McAndrews Early History


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McAndrews Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAndrews research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1300 is included under the topic Early McAndrews History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McAndrews Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McAndrews Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McAndrews Notables 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



This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name McAndrews:

McAndrews Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McAndrews, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • John McAndrews, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Sabina McAndrews, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

McAndrews Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Kate McAndrews, aged 18, who settled in America from Ballina, in 1901
  • Wm. McAndrews, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Leeds, England, in 1907
  • Sabina McAndrews, aged 21, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1908
  • Margaret McAndrews, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Crossmolina, Irelnad, in 1909
  • Eneas McAndrews, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McAndrews (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McAndrews (post 1700)



  • Marianne McAndrews (b. 1942), American actress
  • James Brian McAndrews (b. 1967), former American college and professional baseball player
  • James McAndrews (1862-1942), American politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois
  • Patrick James McAndrews (d. 1973), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Prescott, 1926-29
  • John P. McAndrews, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Luzerne County, 1899-1900
  • John E. McAndrews, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Bucharest, 1926-29
  • James P. McAndrews (d. 1970), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1944
  • James F. McAndrews (b. 1864), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lackawanna County, 1907-09
  • James McAndrews (1862-1942), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1901-05, 1913-21, 1935-41; Defeated, 1920, 1932, 1940
  • Edythe T. McAndrews, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McAndrews Historic Events


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McAndrews Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William McAndrews (d. 1912), aged 23, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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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: Fortuna juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours.


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McAndrews Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 18 July 2016 at 22:23.

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