When Willard Richards Anderson was born on 27 June 1855, in Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Anders Jensen Anderson, was 42 and his mother, Mariane Nielsdatter, was 40. He married Rachel Richey on 21 December 1883, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Overton, Humboldt, Nevada, United States in 1870. He died on 26 September 1918, in Brooklyn, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Monroe, Sevier, 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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Transcript for Pedersen, Lars Christian, Autobiographical sketch [ca. 1919], 3-4: On Monday the 6th of June a portion of our company was organized on the campground a little south of the City, into a …
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