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Andrews Family History

Andrews Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Andrew. This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson. In North America this name has absorbed numerous cases of the various European cognates and their derivatives. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.)

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 the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5,723 Andrews families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Andrews's in the UK. London had the highest population of Andrews families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Andrews surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Andrews ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Andrews. 6% of Andrews men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Andrews women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Andrews were Incapacitated and Incapacitated.

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Bricklayer
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    65%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Andrews. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Andrews census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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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 UK, 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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