Anderson (surname)

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Anderson is a surname deriving from a patronymic meaning "son of Anders/Andrew" (itself derived from the Greek name "Andreas", meaning "man" or "manly").wikipedia
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Andersson

In Sweden, the form Andersson is the most common surname.
Andersson (previously Andjersson) is a Swedish language surname, a form of the surname Anderson.

Patronymic

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Anderson is a surname deriving from a patronymic meaning "son of Anders/Andrew" (itself derived from the Greek name "Andreas", meaning "man" or "manly").
Family names in many Celtic, Germanic, Iberian, Scandinavian, Armenian and Slavic languages originate from patronyms, e.g. Wilson (son of William), FitzGerald (son of Gerald), Powell (from "ap Hywel"), Fernández (son of Fernando), Rodríguez (son of Rodrigo), Anderson or Andersen (son of Anders, Scandinavian form of Andrew), Carlson or Carlsen (son of Carl), Ilyin (of Ilya), Petrov (of Peter), Grigorovich (son of Grigory, Russian form of Gregory), Stefanović (son of Stefan, little Stefan), MacAllister (from "mac Alistair", meaning son of Alistair, anglicized Scottish form of Alexander) and O'Conor (from "Ó Conchobhair", meaning grandson/descendant of Conchobhar).

Andersen

In Norway and Denmark, the form Andersen is quite common, being the fifth most common surname in both countries - see Andersen.
Anderson (surname)

D'Andrea

D’Andrea or d’Andrea is an Italian surname, literally meaning "Andrew's", "of Andrew" (it is cognate with the surname Anderson).

Surname

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Anderson is a surname deriving from a patronymic meaning "son of Anders/Andrew" (itself derived from the Greek name "Andreas", meaning "man" or "manly"). In Norway and Denmark, the form Andersen is quite common, being the fifth most common surname in both countries - see Andersen.

Andrew

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Anderson is a surname deriving from a patronymic meaning "son of Anders/Andrew" (itself derived from the Greek name "Andreas", meaning "man" or "manly").

British Isles

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It originated in parallel in the British Isles and the Nordic countries.

Nordic countries

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It originated in parallel in the British Isles and the Nordic countries.

Scotland

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In Scotland, the name first appeared in records of the 14th century as "Fitz Andreu" (meaning son of Andrew), and developed in various forms by the Scottish Gaelic patronymic of "MacGhilleAndrais" which means the servant of St. Andrew.

Scottish Gaelic

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In Scotland, the name first appeared in records of the 14th century as "Fitz Andreu" (meaning son of Andrew), and developed in various forms by the Scottish Gaelic patronymic of "MacGhilleAndrais" which means the servant of St. Andrew.

St Andrew (disambiguation)

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In Scotland, the name first appeared in records of the 14th century as "Fitz Andreu" (meaning son of Andrew), and developed in various forms by the Scottish Gaelic patronymic of "MacGhilleAndrais" which means the servant of St. Andrew.

England

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In England, the very first recorded spelling of the family name is probably that of William Andreu, which was dated 1237, in the ancient charters of the county of Buckinghamshire, England, in the year 1237.

Buckinghamshire

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In England, the very first recorded spelling of the family name is probably that of William Andreu, which was dated 1237, in the ancient charters of the county of Buckinghamshire, England, in the year 1237.

Sweden

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In Sweden, the form Andersson is the most common surname.

Norway

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In Norway and Denmark, the form Andersen is quite common, being the fifth most common surname in both countries - see Andersen.

Denmark

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In Norway and Denmark, the form Andersen is quite common, being the fifth most common surname in both countries - see Andersen.

English-speaking world

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The Scandinavian forms Andersson and Andersen were often rendered as Anderson by immigrants to the English-speaking countries, whereby the latter form became one of the most common surnames in Anglophone North America.

Adam Anderson (economist)

Adam Anderson
Adam Anderson (economist) (c. 1693–1765), Scottish economist

Adam Anderson (physicist)

Adam Anderson
Adam Anderson (physicist) (1783–1846), Scottish writer on physics and encyclopedist

Alan Orr Anderson

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Alan Orr Anderson (1879–1958), Scottish historian