When Anders Jensen Anderson was born on 4 August 1812, in Hvidsted, Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jens Andersen, was 34 and his mother, Maren Lassendatter, was 38. He married Mariane Nielsdatter on 8 October 1833, in Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Rio Virgin, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 31 December 1884, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, 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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