David Anderson

11 March 1866–
Ballingry, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of David

When David Anderson was born on 11 March 1866, in Ballingry, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Anderson, was 31 and his mother, Isabella Armstrong, was 27. He married Margaret Herd Penman on 27 February 1891, in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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David Anderson
Margaret Herd Penman
Marriage: 27 February 1891
Alexander Penman Anderson
Margaret Herd Anderson
Isabella Armstrong Anderson
David Anderson

Spouse and Children

27 February 1891
Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Alexander Penman Anderson


    Margaret Herd Anderson


    Isabella Armstrong Anderson


    David Anderson


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 2

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Age 18

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 36

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

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 (3)

  • David Anderson, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • David Anderson in household of Alexr Anderson, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • David Anderson in household of Alexander Anderson, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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