Andersson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Andersson is derived from a Danish transformation of the personal name Andrew, originally "andreas" in Greek, meaning "manly, strong or courageous."

Andersson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Andersen, Anderson, Andersson, Andison, Androson, Andresoun, Andirston, Andirsoone, Andersoun, Andreason, Andersonne, Andersone, Anders and many more.


United States Andersson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Andersson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anders Andersson, who landed in Delaware in 1641 [1]
  • Johan Andersson, who landed in Delaware in 1641 [1]
  • Mans Andersson, who arrived in Delaware in 1641 [1]
  • Nils Andersson, who landed in Delaware in 1643 [1]
  • Sven Andersson, who arrived in Delaware in 1643 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Andersson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Catharina Margareta Andersson, who arrived in America in 1829 [1]
  • Knud Andersson, aged 30, who landed in Newport, RA in 1829 [1]
  • Maria Gustave Andersson, aged 17, who landed in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1832 [1]
  • Johanna Andersson, who arrived in New York in 1844 [1]
  • Johan Otto Andersson, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Andersson (post 1700) +

  • Claes-Johan Rudolf Andersson (1937-2019), Swedish-speaking Finnish psychiatrist, author, poet, jazz musician and Member of the Finnish Parliament
  • Otto Torsten Andersson (1926-2009), Swedish modernist painter awarded the 1997 Rolf Schock Prize in Visual Arts
  • Karl Johan Andersson (1827-1867), Swedish explorer
  • Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874-1960), Swedish archaeologist
  • Daniel Andersson (1888-1920), Swedish poet and novelist
  • Bibi Andersson (b. 1935), Swedish actress

RMS Titanic
  • Miss Ellis Anna Maria Andersson (d. 1912), aged 2, Swedish Third Class passenger from Kisa, Östergötland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [2]
  • Miss Erna Alexandra Andersson, aged 17, Finnish Third Class passenger from Kullaa who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible D [2]
  • Miss Ida Augusta Margareta Andersson (d. 1912), aged 38, Swedish Third Class passenger from Vadsbro, Sörmland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [2]
  • Mr. Johan Samuel Andersson (d. 1912), aged 26, American Third Class passenger from Hartford, Connecticut who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [2]
  • Mr. Anders Johan Andersson (d. 1912), aged 39, Swedish Third Class passenger from Kisa, Östergötland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [2]
  • ... (Another 5 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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