Anders Anderson

1722–11 November 1789 (Age 67)
Runtuna, Södermanland, Sweden

The Life of Anders

Anders Anderson was born in 1722, in Runtuna, Södermanland, Sweden. He died on 11 November 1789, in Sunvära, Värö, Halland, Sweden, at the age of 67.

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1743

Age 21

In Treaty of Abo, Sweden ceded southeast Finland to Russia.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. 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 St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Anders Andersson in entry for Jöns Andersson, "Sweden, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904; index 1615-1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ander Anderson - Church record: birth: 16 July 1731; Sweden

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