Anderson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origin of the distinguished Anderson family can be traced to the historic Scandinavian country of Sweden. The surname Anderson is a patronymic derived from Anders, the Swedish equivalent of Greek Andreas. In Sweden, Anders had been one of the most common personal names for many centuries when the patronymics were converted into family names; thus explaining the large number of people bearing the surname Andersson.

Anderson migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Anderson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jochem Anderson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1600 [1]
  • Heinrich Anderson, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1627
  • Thomas Anderson, who settled in Virginia in 1634
  • Joseph Anderson and Richard Anderson in 1635
  • Jo Anderson, aged 20, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Anderson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hannah Anderson, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]
  • Enoch Anderson, who landed in New Jersey in 1709 [1]
  • Jacob Anderson, who emigrated from England to New England in 1710
  • Derrick Anderson, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Edward Anderson, who landed in Virginia in 1717 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Anderson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Archd Anderson, aged 19, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • James Anderson, who arrived in America in 1804 [1]
  • Heny Anderson, aged 46, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • George Anderson, who landed in America in 1804 [1]
  • Charles Anderson, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Anderson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Chris Anderson, who landed in Alaska in 1900 [1]
  • Herman Anderson, who landed in Mississippi in 1900 [1]
  • Eliza J Anderson, who landed in Colorado in 1902 [1]
  • Frank Anderson, who arrived in Arkansas in 1903 [1]
  • Chris C Anderson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1903 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Anderson migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Anderson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Edward Anderson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • James Anderson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John and William Anderson, who immigrated to Newfoundland in 1763 [2]
  • Elizabeth Anderson, aged 36, who landed in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1775
  • Mr. Alex Anderson U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Home District, South Central Ontario c. 1783 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Anderson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • 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
  • William Anderson, aged 28, who landed in Canada in 1811
  • William Anderson, aged 28, who arrived in Canada in 1811
  • William Anderson, aged 37, a gardener, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Ann Anderson, aged 36, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Anderson migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Anderson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Anderson, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Peter Anderson, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • John Anderson, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]
  • John Anderson, a carpenter, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Hugh Anderson, a bricklayer, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Anderson migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Anderson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Anderson, Australian settler travelling from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia aboard the ship "Bee" arriving in New Zealand in 1831 [7]
  • Mr. Jacob Anderson, Australian settler travelling from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia aboard the ship "Bee" arriving in New Zealand in 1832 [7]
  • J Anderson, who landed in Hokianga, New Zealand in 1839
  • Archibald Anderson, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • Patrick Anderson, who landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Anderson (post 1700)

  • Marian Anderson (1897-1993), American concert and opera singer and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • John Anderson GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, PC, PC (Ire), FRS (1882-1958), 1st Viscount Waverley, British civil servant and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1943-1945), Lord President of the Council (1940-1943), eponym of the Anderson Shelter used extensively in World War II
  • Dave Anderson (1929-2018), American sportswriter who won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
  • Harry Laverne Anderson (1952-2018), American actor, comedian, and magician, best known for his leading role as Judge Harry Stone the television series Night Court (1984-1992)
  • Laurie Halse Anderson (b. 1961), American writer from Potsdam, New York, best known for children's and young adult novels, awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 2010
  • John Bayard Anderson (1922-2017), American lawyer and politician, Chairman of the House Republican Conference (1969-1979), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois (1961-1981)
  • Murphy C. Anderson Jr. (1926-2015), American comic book artist, known for his work on Hawkman, Batgirl, Zatanna, the Spectre, Superman and on the Buck Rogers daily syndicated newspaper comic strip
  • Richard Norman Anderson (1926-2017), American film and television actor, best known for his role as Oscar Goldman, in The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman television series
  • Walter William "Bill" Anderson (1936-2017), American football tight end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers
  • Theodore Wilbur Anderson (1918-2016), American mathematician and statistician
  • ... (Another 79 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Anderson family

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Mrs. Audrey Anderson (d. 1979), British passenger, from United Kingdom aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash [8]
  • Mrs. Margaret Isobel Anderson (1915-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash [8]
Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. James William Anderson, British Trimmer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [9]
  • Mr. Johna Anderson (1879-1914), Finnish Third Class Passenger from Helsingfors, (Helsinki), Finland who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [10]
  • Mr. Albert Bruce Anderson (1871-1914), English First Class Passenger from London, England, United Kingdom who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [10]
  • Mr. Olaf Anderson (1887-1914), Norwegian Third Class Passenger from Trondheim, Norway who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [10]
  • Mr. A. Anderson, Canadian Third Class Passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [10]
  • ... (Another 2 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Flight TWA 800
  • Miss. Seana Michele Anderson (1969-1996), from California, USA, American passenger with fiancée Brent Richey flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [11]
  • Mrs. Patricia Ann Anderson (1954-1996), from Warson Woods, Missouri, USA, American passenger flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [11]
  • Mr. Jule Edward Anderson (1947-1996), from Warson Woods, Missouri, USA, American financial planner flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; he died in the crash [11]
Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. James Mark  Anderson (1845-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [12]
Hillcrest Coal Mine
  • Mr. Robert Anderson (1871-1914), Scottish Miner from Polmont, Sterling, Scotland, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [13]
HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Cecil John Anderson (1916-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [14]
  • Mr. Ronald Harry Anderson (1918-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Palmyra, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [14]
  • Mr. William Thomson Anderson (1914-1941), Australian Lieutenant Engineer from Five Dock, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [14]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Joseph M Anderson (b. 1920), Scottish Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Redding, Stirlingshire, Scotland, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [15]
  • Mr. John Anderson (b. 1919), English Chief Engine Room Artificer serving for the Royal Navy from Hartlepool, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [15]
  • Mr. Arthur D Anderson (b. 1924), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [15]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Stanley Anderson, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing in action 1942 [16]
  • Mr. Archibald Dickie Anderson, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing and presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore 1942 [16]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. James Anderson, British Shipwright, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [17]
  • Mr. James Anderson, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [17]
  • Mr. John Anderson (1923-1942), "Jacky" English Able Bodied Seaman from Grove Hill, Middlesbrough, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, was lost later in 1942 [17]
HMS Royal Oak
  • William Thomas Anderson (1920-1939), born in Ballycullen, Newtownards, Co. Down, Ireland, Irish Marine with the Royal Marine aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [18]
  • William Barrie Anderson (1921-1939), born in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, Scottish Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [18]
  • R. Anderson, British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [18]
  • Robert Fairey Anderson (1921-1939), born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scottish Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [18]
  • Henry Lewis Anderson (1916-1939), born in Dawley, Shropshire, England, British Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [18]
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
RMS Lusitania
  • Mrs. Margaret Anderson, (née Armstrong), English 2nd Class passenger residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA returning to England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [19]
  • Mrs. Emily Mary Anderson, (née Pybus), English 2nd Class passenger residing in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA visiting England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 15 [20]
  • Miss Barbara Winifred Anderson, American 2nd Class passenger from Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 15 [20]
  • Mr. William Anderson, English Barkeeper from Kirkdale, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [20]
  • Mr. William Affleck Anderson, English Senior 5th Engineer from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [20]
  • ... (Another 3 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Walter J. Anderson (d. 1912), aged 48, English Scullion from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [21]
  • Mr. James Anderson, aged 40, English Able Seaman from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 16 [21]
  • Mr. John Anderson, aged 41, English Able Seaman from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 16 [21]
  • Mr. Harry Anderson, aged 47, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 3 [21]
SS Alcoa Puritan
  • N.M. Anderson, American Second Mate from New Orleans, Louisiana, who was working aboard the SS Alcoa Puritan traveling from Port of Spain, Trinidad to Mobile, Alabama when it was torpedoed by U-boat U-507; he survived the sinking [22]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. John D. Anderson, American Boatswain's Mate Second Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [23]
  • Mr. Robert Adair Anderson, American Gunner's Mate Third Class from Missouri, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [23]
  • Mr. Lawrence Donald Anderson, American Ensign from Iowa, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [23]
  • Mr. James Pickins Anderson Jr., American Seaman First Class from Nevada, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [23]
  • Mr. Charles Titus Anderson, American Carpenter's Mate Second Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [23]
  • ... (Another 5 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

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  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
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  16. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  17. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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