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Andersen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Danish , German , Scottish , Swedish


Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany, is the homeland of the proud surname Andersen. The name is derived from the personal name "Andreas" or "Andres," meaning "man" or "manly." German surnames developed at a time when Schleswig, as well as most of the other German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Schleswig.


Early Origins of the Andersen family


The surname Andersen was first found in Schleswig-Holstein and Denmark, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, some of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. From early on, the name was represented by predominantly Danish families, although most of the Schleswig branches and many of the southern Danish branches spoke German.

Early History of the Andersen family


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Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1733, 1360 and 1596 are included under the topic Early Andersen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Andersen Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Anderson, Andersen, Aenderson, Aendersen, Andersson, Anderssohn, Andersohn, Enderson, Endersen, Andreesen, Andriesen, Aendreesen, Endreesen, Endriesen, Andriesens, Andreessen, Andriessen, Andresen, Andressen, Anderten, Andreasen and many more.

Early Notables of the Andersen family (pre 1700)


Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Andersen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Andersen family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Andersen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Andersen, aged 6, who landed in New York, NY in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Michel Andersen, aged 8, who landed in New York, NY in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Peder Andersen, who landed in New York, NY in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Neils Andersen, aged 49, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Andersen, who arrived in DeWitt County, III in 1876 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Andersen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frithjof Andersen, who landed in Alabama in 1913 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Goodman Andersen, who arrived in Alabama in 1917 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thogen Christian Andersen, who arrived in Alabama in 1917 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thoger Christian Andersen, who landed in Alabama in 1917 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Sigurd Andersen, who arrived in Alabama in 1923 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Andersen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Carl Andersen, aged 22, a blacksmith, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1871
  • Anne Andersen, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1871
  • Ander Andersen, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • Hans P. Andersen, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Andersen (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General Wilhelm Arthur Andersen (1894-1983), American Commanding Officer 289th Regiment, Hawaii (1940-1942) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Wilhelm Andersen. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Andersen/Wilhelm_Arthur/USA.html
  • Brigadier-General James Roy Andersen (1904-1945), American Chief of Staff US Army Air Forces Pacific Ocean Areas (1944-1945) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) James Andersen. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Andersen/James_Roy/USA.html
  • Arthur E. Andersen (1885-1947), American founder of the accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP
  • Sverre Andersen (1936-2016), Norwegian footballer who played for Viking from 1960 to 1985 and for the Norway National Team (1956-1968)
  • Desiree Bjerke Andersen (b. 1971), Norwegian skeleton racer at the 2006 Winter Olympics
  • Carl Albert Andersen (1876-1950), Norwegian Olympic silver and bronze medalist for gymnastics at the 1900 and 1908 games
  • Mogens Andersen (b. 1916), internationally renowned Danish painter
  • May Andersen (b. 1982), Danish super model
  • Mikkel Andersen (b. 1988), Danish footballer
  • Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales

Historic Events for the Andersen family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Albert Karvin Andersen (d. 1912), aged 33, Norwegian Third Class passenger from Bergen who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Wilhelm Andersen. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Andersen/Wilhelm_Arthur/USA.html
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) James Andersen. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Andersen/James_Roy/USA.html
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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