When Andrew Mosias Anderson was born on 20 December 1866, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Niels Jonsson Anderson, was 46 and his mother, Amelia Augusta Peterson, was 21. He married Mary Sophia Dastrup on 27 February 1901, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Sigurd, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1920 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 30 December 1949, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Provo, Utah, 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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