When Emma Carolyn Anderson was born on 20 August 1916, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, her father, Edwin Hyrum Anderson, was 23 and her mother, Emma Johanna Strand, was 26. She married Nanno Haijkens Elzinga on 8 May 1944, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1930 and World in 1960. She died on 9 April 2003, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Lake Hills Cemetery, Sandy, Salt Lake, 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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