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Anderson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew. See also Andreas. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint’s relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson, Norwegian and Danish Andersen, but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Enderson, Andersen, Andersson, Alderson, Sanderson, Anderton

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Anderson Family Origin

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Anderson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Anderson family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Anderson. The most common Anderson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Anderson's were Farmers.

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