When Charles Anderson Dana was born on 8 August 1819, in Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Anderson Green Dana, was 29 and his mother, Ann Maria Denison, was 21. He married Eunice MacDaniel on 2 March 1846. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1870 and Oyster Bay, Queens, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 17 October 1897, in Glen Cove, Nassau, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Saint Pauls Episcopal Church Cemetery, Glen Cove, Nassau, New York, 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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Charles Anderson Dana was born in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, the first child of Anderson and Ann Denison Dana. His paternal grandfather was a Revolutionary War soldier and a delegate to the Constitution …
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