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Andersson Family History

Andersson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas.

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


Similar surnames: Anderson, Andersen, Anders, Enderson, Saunderson, Randerson

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Where is the Andersson family from?

You can see how Andersson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Andersson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Andersson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Andersson families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Andersson's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Andersson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Andersson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Andersson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Andersson. 59% of Andersson men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Andersson women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Andersson were Foreman and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    59%
  • Farmers Son
    9%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Foreman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Stenographer
    40%
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What Andersson family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Andersson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Andersson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 209,000 immigration records available for the last name Andersson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 701 military records available for the last name Andersson. For the veterans among your Andersson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Andersson lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Andersson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Andersson in 1962 was 72, and 84 in 2004.

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