Andrews


Andrews
This interesting surname is a patronymic of the English given name "Andrew", itself coming from the Greek personal name "Andreas" meaning "manly". The first of Jesus Christ's disciples is known by this name. St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and there is a legend that his relics were brought there in the 4th Century by St. Regulus. The personal name appears as "Andreas" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and the surname dates back to the late 13th Century (see below). Variations in the spelling of the surname include Andros, Androes, Andrewes, and Androwes. Church Records list the christening of David, son of Edward Andrews, on January 6th 1572, at St. Giles, Cripplegate, and the marriage of James Andrewes to Euphemia Masterton on August 10th 1798, in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh. One Samuell Andrews, aged 37 yrs., an early emigrant to the New World, sailed from London aboard the "Increase" bound for New England on April 13th 1635. A Coat of Arms granted to the Andrews family is gold, on a blue pile a dove proper in base, on either side a mullet of the second pierced of the field. The Crest is upon a green mount a dove holding in the beak an olive leaf slipped proper, and charged on the breast with a red escallop. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Moricius Andrewys, which was dated 1275, in the "Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Andrews — may refer to:Places called AndrewsIn Canada*St. Andrews Heights, Alberta *St. Andrews, Manitoba *St. Andrews North, Manitoba *Saint Andrews (parish), New Brunswick *Saint Andrews (town), New Brunswick *St. Andrews, Nova Scotia *St. Andrews… …   Wikipedia

  • Andrews — steht für: einen Familiennamen, siehe Andrews (Familienname) Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Andrews (Arkansas) Andrews (Florida) Andrews (Indiana) Andrews (Iowa) Andrews (Maryland) Andrews (Nebraska) Andrews (New Jersey) Andrews (North… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Andrews — Andrews, FL U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida Population (2000): 708 Housing Units (2000): 345 Land area (2000): 6.826655 sq. miles (17.680954 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.826655 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Andrews, FL — U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida Population (2000): 708 Housing Units (2000): 345 Land area (2000): 6.826655 sq. miles (17.680954 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.826655 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Andrews, IN — U.S. town in Indiana Population (2000): 1290 Housing Units (2000): 534 Land area (2000): 0.495733 sq. miles (1.283943 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.495733 sq. miles (1.283943 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Andrews, NC — U.S. town in North Carolina Population (2000): 1602 Housing Units (2000): 831 Land area (2000): 1.355076 sq. miles (3.509631 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.355076 sq. miles (3.509631 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Andrews, SC — U.S. town in South Carolina Population (2000): 3068 Housing Units (2000): 1347 Land area (2000): 2.203102 sq. miles (5.706008 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.203102 sq. miles (5.706008 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Andrews, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 9652 Housing Units (2000): 4047 Land area (2000): 4.784152 sq. miles (12.390895 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.008697 sq. miles (0.022524 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.792849 sq. miles (12.413419 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Andrews —   [ ændruːz],    1) Dame Cecily Isabel, irische Schriftstellerin, West, Rebecca.    2) John, australisch kanadischer Architekt, * Sydney 29. 10. 1933; studierte an der Universität in Sydney und an der Harvard University in Cambridge; seit 1962… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Andrews [1] — Andrews (spr. Ändruhs), engl. für Andreas …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Andrews [2] — Andrews (spr. Ändrus), John, geb. 1787 zu London, Mitgründer der Dampfschifffahrt zwischen Havre u. Honfleur 1820, leitete nachher den Bau der Dampfboote auf den oberitalischen Seen, veranlaßte 1828 die Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft zu Wien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon