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Andrews tartan
« on: Friday 17 April 09 23:55 BST (UK) »
I was wondering if anyone could tell me where I would find information on the Andrews name.  I have searched a number of sites and have come up with a variety of clans for the Andrews.  I am interested in what my tartan and the crest would be.
I would greatly appreciate any help, I'm finding it very confusing.
Thanks
Julie 
Conway, Morrison, Andrews, Lees, Fenwick, Cowe (Scotland)

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Re: Andrews tartan
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 April 09 00:13 BST (UK) »
Many tartans today are commercially produced with no real history. Have a read at this link

http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/tartan/history.htm

Clan Andrew ????/

http://www.tartanclancrest.com/andrew-crest-framed.html

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Re: Andrews tartan
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 April 09 13:23 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your help! The link you gave me was very helpful.  If the Andrews didn't have their own clan, would they be part of another larger clan.  I have found reference to them being associated with several clans, so I'm not sure where they fit in.  My Andrews family came to scotland in the 1840's, so I'm wondering if the Andrews is an Irish name.
Thanks again for your help, this is such a wonderful site with so many helpful people.
Julie
Conway, Morrison, Andrews, Lees, Fenwick, Cowe (Scotland)

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Re: Andrews tartan
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 18 April 09 19:08 BST (UK) »
If the came to Scotland in the 1840's, do you have them on the 1851 census? That would tell you where they were born.

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Re: Andrews tartan
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 18 April 09 22:27 BST (UK) »
Hi Sancti   I do have the 1851 census and have them both born in Ireland, I also have James Andrews death cert. but the parent's names are blank. So I have had no luck getting any further back with him. I have been checking the clans and have found nothing on where the name originated from or what clan it is associated with.
Thanks Julie
Conway, Morrison, Andrews, Lees, Fenwick, Cowe (Scotland)

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Re: Andrews tartan
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 April 09 08:13 BST (UK) »
hello julie ,if you go on ancestral scotland ,go on clan search and type in andrews surname,it will give you info on what clan the name is connected to ,had a look and its connected to  ROSS,there is a clan badge and the tartan as well ,eva
mcgilp & pringle,kilbride ,bute                                                 
mackie,fife .                                                                 
brabender& pringle,glasgow.edward biggar,peebles                                                 
pringle&brown,& aitken,glasgow ,                                                           
wight,east lothian & borders.little,lothian.

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Re: Andrews tartan
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 22 April 09 08:19 BST (UK) »
There is now an official register of tartans at;

http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/index.aspx

This combines the records held by the Scottish Tartan Authority and the Scottish Tartan World Register.
Plowman - Dorset
Gollop - Dorset
Taunton - Dorset
Carver - Norfolk
Oyns - all
Tweedy - all
Also British Heraldry (www.heraldry-online.org.uk)

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Re: Andrews tartan
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 22 April 09 09:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your help! The link you gave me was very helpful.  If the Andrews didn't have their own clan, would they be part of another larger clan.  I have found reference to them being associated with several clans, so I'm not sure where they fit in.  My Andrews family came to scotland in the 1840's, so I'm wondering if the Andrews is an Irish name.
Thanks again for your help, this is such a wonderful site with so many helpful people.
Julie


Julie, your family may have oricinally came from Scotland and moved to Ireland during the Plantation of Ulster

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Re: Andrews tartan
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 08 February 18 22:26 GMT (UK) »
Andrews falls under the Ross clan and wears their tartan. We show up in Scotland quite a lot, but there is an Irish Andrews coat of arms as well. I've also heard, more than once, that Andrews--in that particular form and spelling--is more Welsh than anything else.
-James C. Andrews
Silverdale, Washington