Andersson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany, is the homeland of the proud surname Andersson. 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 Andersson family

The surname Andersson 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 Andersson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Andersson research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1733, 1360 and 1596 are included under the topic Early Andersson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Andersson 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 Andersson family (pre 1700)

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


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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