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Spelling variations include: Anderson, Andison, Andersonne, Andersoun, Andirsoone, Andresoun, Androson, Andirston, Andrewson and many more.
First found in the Great Glen and Strathspey, where the anderson family was seated from ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Thomas Anderson, who settled in Virginia in 1634, as did Joseph Anderson and Richard Anderson in 1635, Alester Anderson, who came to New England in 1652, Alex Anderson, who arrived in Virginia in 1653, Jacob Anderson, who emigrated from England to New England in 1710, John and William Anderson, who immigrated to Newfoundland in 1763, Abraham Anderson, who arrived in Delaware in 1789, and Alexander Anderson and his wife Isobel, who emigrated from Scotland to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 1808 with their children James, Ann, Christina, and Isobel.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: Stand sure.
Suggested Readings for the name anderson
"The Andersons of Rowlett's Creek" by W. Clytes Anderson Cullar and Jerry M. Flook, "Descendants of Capt. Henry Anderson, Sr., of Newberry County, South Carolina" by Lucien L. McNees.
Some noteworthy people of the name anderson
Heartley anderson (1898-1978) American original name of Heartley Anderson
Lale anderson (1910-1972) Danish actress
Sparky anderson (1934-) American baseball player
Brad anderson (1924-) American cartoonist
Loni anderson (1946-) American actress
Sherwood anderson (1876-1941) American author
Ken anderson (1949-) American football player
Maxwell anderson (1888-1941) American playwright
Poul anderson (contemporary) American science-fiction writer
Kevin anderson (1960-) American actor
Lindsay anderson (1923-1994) Ind/Br film director
Harry anderson (1949-) American actor
Ian anderson (1947-) Scottish musician
Lynn anderson (1947-) American actress
Richard anderson (1926-) American actor
Roberta Joan anderson (1943-) Canadian original name of Joni Mitchell
Malcolm anderson (c.1957-) tennis player
Leroy anderson (1908-1975) American composer
Elizabeth Garrett anderson (1836-1917) English physician
Richard Dean anderson (1953-) American actor
Hunk anderson (1898-1978) American football player
Melissa Sue anderson (1962-) American actress
George anderson (1934-) American original name of Sparky Anderson
Gerry anderson (1929-) American creator of television programmes
James anderson (1662-1728) Scottish antiquary and lawyer
James Norman Dalrymple anderson (1908-) English scholar
John anderson (1726-1796) Scottish scientist
John anderson (1893-1962) Sc/Aust philosopher
Judith anderson (1898-) Australian actress
Kenneth Arthur Noel anderson (1891-1959) Ind/Br soldier
Marian anderson (1902-) American concert and opera singer
Mary anderson (1859-1940) American actress
Philip Warren anderson (1923-) American physicist
Robert anderson (1806-1871) American soldier
Thomas anderson (1819-1874) Scottish organic chemist
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