When Wilford Ephriam Anderson was born on 6 August 1872, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Andrew Arne Anderson, was 36 and his mother, Johanna Hogensen Andersdotter, was 30. He married Martha Dille on 9 October 1896. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 1, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 20 April 1954, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in La Grande, Union, Oregon, 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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BIOGRAPHY OF ANDREW ANDERSEN (MONSEN) 1836-1915 Early Childhood History In the beautiful green countryside on the Odegaarden farm in Onsøy Parish of Østfold, Norway, Andrew Monsen was born 22 Janua …
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