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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Andrews family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Andrews, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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The surnames Andrews and Andros are supposed to have been synonymous in the 17th century. Two Bailiffs of Guernsey in that century were named Andros, and the family not only had connections with the Blondel and de Saumarez families in Guernsey, but also married into the ruling de Carteret family in Jersey.

Origins of surname

The surname Andrews means 'son of Andrew'. Andros was believed to be synonymous in the 17th century.

Early records

Andrews does not appear in Jersey baptism records until the end of the 18th century, and Andros until well into the 19th, but both names are known to have been present in the 17th. George Andros (also found as Andrews) was born at Elizabeth Castle in Jersey in 1646, descended from the Andros family in Guernsey.

His brother Edmund was born in London in 1637. Their father Amice was Bailiff of Guernsey and a staunch supporter of Charles I. Edmund was a colonial administrator in North America. He was governor of the Dominion of New England for most of its three-year existence and also served as governor of New York, East and West Jersey, Virginia and Maryland.

Before he went to North America he had succeeded his father as Bailiff of Guernsey, a title he resumed when he was recalled from Virginia in 1698. The Dictionary of National Biography wrongly states that he was Governor of Jersey from 1704 to 1708. He was, in fact, Lieut-Governor of Guernsey during these years.

Later families

The ancestry of the Andros family found in Jersey in the mid-19th century can be traced back to Guernsey, but it is not clear whether it goes all the way back to the 17th century.

The Andrews family which first appears in late 18th century records in Jersey is probably not connected to the earlier Andrews/Andros family at all. There were probably several different Andrews families in Jersey in the 19th century, and they may have been entirely unconnected. It has not proved possible to construct a family tree for any of those which appear in St Helier baptism records from 1791 to 1908.

Variants

  • Andrews
  • Andros
  • Andrus, from the same root but not found in the Channel Islands

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'Pops' Andrews sold ice creams on the slipway at Havre des Pas and later took over the Dicq Shack

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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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