When James Alfred Anderson was born on 28 February 1885, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, James Anderson, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Kershaw, was 28. He married Hulda Cathrine Hofer on 24 March 1909, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Garden City, Rich, Utah, United States in 1900 and United States in 1930. He died on 10 April 1945, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, 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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