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Origins of the Andrews surname

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What does the name Andrews mean?

The Andrews surname is common in both Britain, with a particular popularity in Scotland, due to the same-named Patron Saint of Scotland. It is a patronymic name, describing someone who is the son or descendant of a person named Andrew. The forename was especially popular in the 1200s, with the surname also appearing at around the same time.

Alternative variations of the name Andrews

Andrews, Andrew, Andrewes, Andro, Andros

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Where do most Andrewses live?

In 1921, most Andrewses lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Andrewses

How common is your surname?

114th most common surname in the UK

We have 296,000 records for the Andrews surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Andrewses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

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What are the most common Andrews first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Andrews family members

Common jobs for Andrewses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Andrewses in 1921
Dressmaker

1,427

Laundress

1,022

Domestic Servant

791

General Servant Domestic

759

General Servant

607

Common Male occupations for Andrewses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

1,897

Carpenter

1,161

General Labourer

1,117

Farm Labourer

857

Farmer

723

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