Henry Anderson

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Anderson was born on 12 July 1827, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Anderson, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Anderson, was 24. He married Elizabeth Archbold on 19 June 1852, in St Andrew's Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 5 June 1887, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Henry Anderson
Elizabeth Archbold
Marriage: 19 June 1852
Baby Anderson
Isabella Ann Anderson
Henry James Anderson
Margaret Jane Anderson
Mary Elizabeth Anderson
Martha Anderson
Sarah Anderson
David Anderson
Rebecca Anderson

Sources (56)

  • 1827-Henry Anderson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • 1827-Henry Anderson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • 1827-Henry Anderson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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