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Middle English Ander (Andrew) +‎ -son, after Saint Andrew, patron saint of Scotland. In the United States, sometimes an anglicization of Danish and Norwegian Andersen or Swedish Andersson.

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Anderson (countable and uncountable, plural Andersons)

  1. (countable) A Scottish surname originating as a patronymic.
  2. (countable) A male given name
  3. A placename
    1. A river in British Columbia, Canada; flowing from near the Coquihalla Pass into the Fraser River near Boston Bar; named for fur trader James Anderson.
    2. A river in the Northwest Territories, Canada; flowing 692 km from Colville Lake into the Beaufort Sea, probably named for fur trader Alexander Caulfield Anderson.
    3. A river in Indiana, United States; flowing 80 km from near Eckerty into the Ohio at Troy.
    4. A locality in Bass Coast Shire, Victoria, Australia; named for early settlers Samuel, Hugh and Thomas Anderson.
    5. A locale in the United States:
      1. A town in Lauderdale County, Alabama; named for local gristmill operator Samuel Anderson.
      2. An unincorporated community in Etowah County, Alabama.
      3. A city in Denali Borough, Alaska; named for homesteader Arthur Anderson.
      4. An unincorporated community in Scott County, Arkansas.
      5. A city in Shasta County, California; named for landowner Elias Anderson.
      6. A former settlement in Mendocino County, California; named for early settler Walter Anderson.
      7. An unincorporated community in Cass County, Illinois.
      8. An unincorporated community in Macoupin County, Illinois.
      9. A city, the county seat of Madison County, Indiana; named for Lenape Chief William Anderson.
      10. A city in McDonald County, Missouri; named for local merchant Robert Anderson.
      11. A census-designated place in Mansfield Township, Warren County, New Jersey.
      12. An unincorporated community in Ross County, Ohio.
      13. A city, the county seat of Anderson County, South Carolina; named for Revolutionary War officer Robert Anderson.
      14. A town, the county seat of Grimes County, Texas; named for Kenneth Lewis Anderson, 4th Vice President of the Republic of Texas.
      15. A town in Burnett County, Wisconsin.
      16. A town in Iron County, Wisconsin.
      17. An unincorporated community in Rock County, Wisconsin.
      18. A number of townships in the United States, listed under Anderson Township.
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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Anderson is the 15th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 784,404 individuals. Anderson is most common among White (75.2%) and Black/African American (18.9%) individuals.
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 Anderson, Dorset on Wikipedia

From earlier Anderston, from Middle English Andreuston, equivalent to Andrew +‎ -s- +‎ -ton.

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Anderson

  1. A small village and civil parish (served by Lower Winterborne Parish Council) in Dorset, England (OS grid ref SY8797).

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English Anderson.

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Anderson m or f by sense

  1. a surname from English