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The ancestors of the Andersen family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from the given name Andrew. The given name Andrew is derived from the Greek name Andreas, which means man or manly.The first reference to the given name Andrew was a monk of Dunfermline, who later became the Bishop of Caithness in the reign of David I. The first references to the surname appeared in the 13th century. In 1296, David le fiz Andreu was recorded as a burgess of Peebles, and Duncan fiz Andreu of Dumfries was recorded as taking an oath of fealty. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
The Andersons held territories in Moidart, but later moved to Badenoch in the early 14th century. The most prominent branches of the Andersons were the Dowhills, West Ardbrecks and Candacraigs in Strathdon.

Andersen Early Origins



The surname Andersen was first found in the Great Glen and Strathspey, where the Andersen family is descended from Mac Ghille Andreis, servant of St. Andrew, Scotland's Patron Saint. They are regarded as a sept of Clan Chattan and have been associated with this Confederation of Clans from the 15th century. Not withstanding the aforementioned Scottish ancestry, it should now be mentioned that some of the family moved south into England at early times in their history. By example, we need to mention the manor in the parish of Eyworth in Bedfordshire. "The manor belonged at an early period to the Leybourns, and was afterwards in the families of Charlton and Francis; in the reign of Elizabeth, Eyworth was the property and seat of Sir Edmund Anderson, lord chief justice of the common pleas, one of the judges who sat at the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots. The church contains some interesting monuments to the Andersons and others." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Andersen Spelling Variations


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Andersen Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Andersen include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Anderson, Andison, Andersonne, Andersoun, Andirsoone, Andresoun, Androson, Andirston, Andrewson and many more.

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Andersen Early History


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Andersen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Andersen research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1515, 1620, 1710, 1668, 1721, 1726, 1796 and are included under the topic Early Andersen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Andersen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Andersen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was John Androsone, burgess of Edinburgh in 1515; David and Alexander Anderson of Finshaugh, who made great contributions in the world of mathematics; Lionel Albert Anderson ( c. 1620-1710), an English Dominican...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Andersen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Andersen In Ireland


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Andersen In Ireland



Some of the Andersen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Andersen or a variant listed above:

Andersen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Andersen, aged 6, landed in New York, NY in 1843
  • Michel Andersen, aged 8, landed in New York, NY in 1843
  • Peder Andersen, who landed in New York, NY in 1843
  • Neils Andersen, aged 49, arrived in New York, NY in 1869
  • John Andersen, who arrived in DeWitt County, III in 1876
  • ... (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
  • Goodman Andersen, who arrived in Alabama in 1917
  • Thogen Christian Andersen, who arrived in Alabama in 1917
  • Thoger Christian Andersen, who landed in Alabama in 1917
  • Sigurd Andersen, who arrived in Alabama in 1923

Andersen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Andersen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Andersen (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Wilhelm Arthur Andersen (1894-1983), American Commanding Officer 289th Regiment, Hawaii (1940-1942)
  • Brigadier-General James Roy Andersen (1904-1945), American Chief of Staff US Army Air Forces Pacific Ocean Areas (1944-1945)
  • Arthur E. Andersen (1885-1947), American founder of the accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP
  • 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

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Andersen Historic Events


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Andersen Historic Events




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

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Stand sure
Motto Translation: Stand sure


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  11. ...

The Andersen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Andersen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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