When George Washington Anderson was born on 6 May 1779, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, James Anderson Sr., was 38 and his mother, Martha Lydia Patty Mallet, was 40. He had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with Elizabeth Ann Hurst. He lived in Walker, Georgia, United States in 1850. He died on 11 October 1851, in Ringgold, Catoosa, Georgia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Nathan Anderson Historic Cemetery, Ringgold, Catoosa, Georgia, 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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