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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?




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What are the most common Andrews first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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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




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Andrewses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer


Farm Labourer




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