When Joseph August Anderson was born on 30 November 1857, in Kristvalla, Kalmar, Sweden, his father, Anders Nielson, was 50 and his mother, Maria Gustafva Johnson, was 33. He married Annie Christina Lundberg on 25 April 1888, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in United States in 1935 and Midway Election Precinct, Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 23 October 1943, in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, 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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