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Anderson Surname Origin


(Origin Scottish) The son of Andrew. This very common patronymic surname is formed from the first name of Ander, a northern Middle English form of Andrew. Because St. Andrew is the patron said of Scotland, the name Andrew and Anderson in Scotland are very popular. See Andrew

Surname Variations: Andersen, Anderson, Andersson, Andrews, Androson, Androweson, FitzAndrew, GillAnders, McAndrews, MacAndrews

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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