Anna Anderson

Brief Life History of Anna

Anna Anderson was born on 24 June 1801, in Virginia, United States. She had at least 6 sons and 8 daughters with Thomas Martin. She lived in Van Buren, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 February 1880, in Spencer, Van Buren, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Spencer, Van Buren, Tennessee, United States.

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Thomas Martin
Anna Anderson
Sarah Jane Martin
Elizabeth Martin
Nancy Martin
James Martin
Elizabeth Conrad Martin
Susannah Martin
John Martin
Rachel Martin
Nancy Ann Martin
Thomas Martin Jr
Frances A Martin
George W. Martin
William Carroll Martin
Arthur Polk Martin

Sources (4)

  • Anna Martin in household of Thomas Martin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Anna Anderson Martin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Anna Petry in entry for Thomas Martin, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint 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 Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.

German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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