When Anders Andersson was born in 1821, in Tving, Blekinge, Sweden, his father, Anders Andersson, was 20 and his mother, Kjerstin Johnsdotter, was 23. He died in 1822, in his hometown, at the age of 1.
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 .