When Christian Anderson was born on 12 May 1833, in Vestre Toten, Oppland, Norway, his father, Anders Pedersen, was 26 and his mother, Gunheld Knudsdatter, was 34. He married Petronelle Nielsdatter on 20 April 1856, in Oslo, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wilson, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880 and United States in 1884. He died on 9 April 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
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.
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