When Lars Lewis Christian Anderson was born on 25 May 1848, in Hollensted, Hallund, Børglum, Denmark, his father, Anders Jensen Anderson, was 35 and his mother, Mariane Nielsdatter, was 32. He married Helena Hansen on 17 June 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Overton, Humboldt, Nevada, United States in 1870 and Joseph, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 13 July 1912, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, 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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