When Sven Andersson was born on 15 January 1844, in Tving, Blekinge, Sweden, his father, Anders Andersson, was 42 and his mother, Elsa Nilsdotter, was 38. He had at least 6 sons and 6 daughters with Anna Andersdotter. He lived in Eringsboda, Blekinge, Sweden for about 15 years. He died on 16 July 1927, at the age of 83.
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 .