When Anders Andersen was born on 30 March 1788, in Toreby, Musse, Maribo, Denmark, his father, Anders Olsen, was 40 and his mother, Sidse Pedersen, was 43.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.
Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.
Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.