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Andrews Name Meaning

English: variant of Andrew with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This is the usual southern English patronymic form also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages e.g. Polish Andrzejewski Slovenian Andrejčič Serbian and Croatian Andrić (see Andric ) and Czech Ondráček (see Ondracek ). Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Aindreis or Irish Mac Aindriú see McAndrew .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Andreas, Andrew, Andres, Drews, Andrea, Andris, Anders, Andre

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Where is the Andrews family from?

You can see how Andrews families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Andrews family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Andrews families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 399 Andrews families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded Andrews's in USA. New York had the highest population of Andrews families in 1840.
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What did your Andrews ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Andrews. 15% of Andrews men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Andrews women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Andrews were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 128,000 immigration records available for the last name Andrews. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 198,000 military records available for the last name Andrews. For the veterans among your Andrews ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Andrews lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Andrews life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Andrews in 1942 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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