When Andrew Menzies was born on 5 March 1829, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland, his father, Adam Menzies, was 24 and his mother, Agnes Clark, was 24. He married Elizabeth McGregor on 28 November 1851, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Australia in 1854. He died on 14 September 1890, in Burwood, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 61, and was buried in Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia.
Scottish: variant of Manners , in which the z was originally the Middle English letter ʒ (yogh), representing a sound similar to modern English y. The surname is pronounced Meenyus or Minyas in Scotland. The name was brought to Scotland in the 12th or 13th century by a family of Norman knights. It appears that the name was re-interpreted in Gaelic as containing a personal name, and for variants ending -s there is a possibility of confusion with McManus . See also McMinn .