Recorded as Andover and the dialectal Handover, this is an English lcoational surname. It originates from either town of Andover in Hampshire first recorded as Andreferas in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles of the year 955 a.d., and later in the famous Domesday Book of 1086 as Andovere, or from Andoversford in Gloucestershire. It is said that the name originates from the pre 7th century word ann meaning a river, and the suffix dubro, which has a similar meaning to give "river - river." This is not unusual many names have been doubled or even trebled as the language has changed, with all the elements having the same meaning. Locational surnames were usually"from" names. That is toi say surnames that were given to people after they left their original villages to move somewhere else. Spelling being at the best indifferent and dialects very thick often lead to the creation of "sounds like" spelllings. Andover is recorded in the registers of the city of London in 1707, with that of James Andover. He married Marie Hanne at Lincolns Inn Chapel, on February 19th 1707, whilst Handover is recorded at the famous church of St Mary-le-Bone when Isiah Handover married Mary Bradbrook on June 1st 1846.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • handover — UK US /ˈhændəʊvər/ US  / doʊvɚ/ noun [C or U] MANAGEMENT ► the act of giving responsibility for something to another person, or the period during which this happens: »Company executives expect the handover to be relatively swift, with Norris… …   Financial and business terms

  • handover — n. The act of relinquishing property or authority etc. to another; as, the handover of occupied territory to the original posssessors; the handover of power from the military back to the civilian authorities. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Handover —   [dt. »Aushändigung«, »Übergabe«], Mobilfunk …   Universal-Lexikon

  • handover — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ an act of handing something over …   English terms dictionary

  • Handover — Figura 1. Esquema de handover entre dos celdas. Se denomina Handover (también Handoff) al sistema utilizado en comunicaciones móviles celulares con el objetivo de transferir el servicio de una estación base a otra cuando la calidad del enlace es… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Handover — Als Handover oder Verbindungsübergabe (engl. Handover – Ablieferung, Übergabe) bezeichnet man einen Vorgang in einem mobilen Telekommunikationsnetz (zum Beispiel GSM oder UMTS), bei dem das mobile Endgerät (Mobilstation) während eines Gesprächs… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Handover — Le handover ou transfert intercellulaire (terme recommandé en France par la DGLFLF[1] et au Canada par l OQLF[2]) est un mécanisme fondamental dans la communication cellulaire (GSM ou UMTS par exemple). Globalement, c est l ensemble des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • handover — hand|o|ver [ˈhændəuvə US ouvər] n [singular] 1.) the act of giving someone else control of a place or business ▪ The president will remain in office until the official handover in April. handover of ▪ United Nations troops will be in the country… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • handover — [[t]hæ̱ndoʊvə(r)[/t]] handovers N COUNT: usu sing, oft N of n The handover of something is when possession or control of it is given by one person or group of people to another. He said they would attach conditions to the handover of the base...… …   English dictionary

  • handover — The passing of control authority of an aircraft from one control agency to another control agency. Handover action may be accomplished between control agencies of separate Services when conducting joint operations or between control agencies… …   Military dictionary