Endersen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Endersen 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 Endersen family

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

Endersen 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 Endersen family (pre 1700)

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


United States Endersen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Endersen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ole Endersen, aged 3, who arrived in New York, NY in 1837 [1]


  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)


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