Early records reveal that this surname originated in Scottish . This Scottish name has two principal origins, both of which derive from the Greek name Andrew, meaning ‘manly’. It is the name of the Scottish patron saint and as a result Andrew became a very popular Cristian name; Anderson and Andrews sprung up as patronymics. Anderson means ‘Andrews son’, as indeed does the name Andrews. Andrew, the first of the disciples called by Jesus, had a name much revered by the Church in medieval times. Andrew the first of Christ’s disciples,like Phillip bore a Greek name. There is a legend that the relics of the first disciple of Christ and patron saint of Scotland were brought to Scotland by a certain St.Regulus. St. Andrew is also the patron saint of Russia.The name was also popular in eastern Europe.The name Andrew is an ancient one derived from the Greek Andreas,presumably a translation of a lost Aramaic name,it first appears in the book Herodotus(vi.126).One of the first forefathers to bring this name to America is that of a Robert Anderson,who came to Americ… Coat of arms: Or,on a chevron gules between three hawks’ heads erased sable…
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