Anderson Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Anderson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew. See also Andreas. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. 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 St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson, Norwegian and Danish Andersen, but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Anderson Family Origin

Where is the Anderson family from?

SHOW MORE

Anderson Family Occupations

What did your Anderson ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Anderson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    35%
  • Going To School

    4%
  • School

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Anderson. The most common Anderson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Anderson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Anderson family was Labourer.

Source: Census data for Anderson | Data not to scale

Anderson Historical Records

What Anderson family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Anderson ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Anderson

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Anderson Life Expectancy

What is the average Anderson lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Anderson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Anderson Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Look up another name