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Andrew Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the usual vernacular English form (recorded from the 13th century onward) of the New Testament Greek personal name Andreas . In North America the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages e.g. Czech Ondřej (see Ondrey ) and Albanian Ndreu and also their patronymics and other derivatives (see examples at Andrews ).

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


Similar surnames: Andrews, Andre, Andres, Andreas, Andreu, Andrea, Drew, Andros, Andren

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Where is the Andrew family from?

You can see how Andrew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Andrew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Andrew families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 471 Andrew families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Andrew's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Andrew families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Andrew surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Andrew ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Andrew. 40% of Andrew men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Andrew women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Andrew were Laborer and Clerk. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Student
    5%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
    12%
  • Student
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 304,000 census records available for the last name Andrew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Andrew 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 38,000 immigration records available for the last name Andrew. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Andrew. For the veterans among your Andrew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Andrew lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Andrew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Andrew in 1940 was 65, and 77 in 2004.

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