Andersson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origin of the distinguished Andersson family can be traced to the historic Scandinavian country of Sweden. The surname Andersson 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.


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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