When Eric Andersson was born on 3 September 1692, in Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden, his father, Anders Ersson, was 27 and his mother, Kerstin Knutsdotter, was 21. He married Elisabet Nilsdotter on 11 October 1714. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 31 January 1722, in his hometown, at the age of 29.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Bjorn, Lars, Mats, Lennart, Nils, Per, Anders, Berndt, Hokan, Olle, Sten. German Hans, Kurt, Alfons, Ernst, Gerd, Monika.
Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .
Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersen and Anderson .