When Andrew Anderson was born on 10 November 1835, in Klagstorp, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Anders Nilsson, was 30 and his mother, Ellna Larsson, was 24. He married Christine Marie Andersdatter in June 1863, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1863 and lived in Crescent, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 6, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 13 May 1925, in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Murray, 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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Baptized on 10 Nov 1857 by Jense Madson and again on 20 Oct 1876 by Bishop Holms in South Cottonwood, Utah. These records were copied from the family Bible in possession of Annie Christensen. An …
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