John Anderson

Male18 November 1866–

Brief Life History of John

John Anderson was born on 18 November 1866, in Karlskrona, Blekinge, Sweden as the son of Olof Anderson.

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Olof Anderson
John Anderson
1866–

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (3)

    1873 · The Swedish Krona Becomes National Currency

    Age 7

    The Swedish krona replaced the Swedish riksdaler as the national currency in 1873.

    1884 · Fredrika Bremer Association is Founded

    Age 18

    Fredrika Bremer Association was founded in 1884 and is Sweden's oldest women's rights organization.

    1897

    Age 31

    World exposition held in Stockholm. First Swedish car built.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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