Tuesday, August 2, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Mary Elizabeth Bichmore (Schow), daughter of Isaac Danford Bickmore, son of Isaac Motor Bickmore, son of David Bickmore, son of John Bickmore, son of Elizabeth Andrews (Bickmore), daughter of Joseph Andrews, son of Thomas Andrews, son of Thomas Andrews.]

Andrews This surname was originally derived from the Greek Andreas, a name meaning manly. It was the name of the first of Jesus Christ's disciples, which is known in various local forms throughout Christendom. The disciple is the patron saint of Scotland and there is a legend that his relics were brought to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain St. Regulus. He is also the patron saint of Russia. The name was popular in Eastern Europe and in Poland. Early records of the name mention Andrew (without surname) who was a monk of Dunfermline, and became bishop of Caithness in the reign of David I. Willelmus Anderewe, of Yorkshire, was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. Thomas Andreu was the vicar of Briston in County Norfolk, in the year 1442. Malcolm Andree was a tenant of the bishop of Aberdeen in 1511. Thomas Fuller and Elizabeth Andrewes were married in London in the year 1619. The name was a very popular font name in the 12th century in Scotland, but it soon became widespread all over England and Europe.

The use of fixed surnames or descriptive names appears to have commenced in France about the year 1000, and such names were introduced into Scotland through the Normans a little over one hundred years later, although the custom of using them was by no means common for many years afterwards. During the reign of Malcolm Ceannmor (1057-1093) the latter directed his chief subjects, after the custom of other nations, to adopt surnames from their territorial possessions, and there created 'The first erlis that euir was in Scotland'.

This Scottish and English surname is in Ireland in all the provinces since the early seventeenth century and is now numerous in Dublin and north-east Ulster. It has been sometimes used as a synonym of MacAndrew, and that name was found frequently in medieval records. Ireland was one of the earliest countries to evolve a system of hereditary surnames. They came into being fairly generally in the 11th century, and indeed a few were found before the year 1000. The associated arms are recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster King of Arms in 1884.

Ref - public pages on http://www.ancestry.com/
found on ancestry.com

Thomas Andrews - 1608 http://www.gdcooke.org/SS/default.aspx/page/org2-o/p11448.htm
Thomas Andrews
born say 1611, died 20 May 1673
Charts Ancestors of Dora Myrtle Woolsey
Thomas Andrews was born say 1611.1 He married Ann (---) before 1636.1 He died 20 May 1673 at Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1
FamilyAnn (---) born say 1616, died 13 January 1684/85 Marriage*He married Ann (---) before 1636.1 Children
Hannah Andrews+1 born 1636, died 5 January 1678
Thomas Andrews1 born 23 June 1639
[S470] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635, Volume I A-B, (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999), 59-60. Hereafter cited as GM1.
found on ancestry.com

Hingham, Massachusetts
1635, Hingham, Massachusetts
Was possibly one of the first settlers of the Town of Hingham, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts in 1635.
found on ancestry.com

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