Where are your Andersons from?

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I noticed that there isn't an Anderson project, the Anderson's I know from my tree are from the UK/Scotland. Just curious where everyone else's Anderson's are from.
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Mari-Lyn Harris G2G6 Mach 1 (17.0k points)
I wonder if there would be enough people who would be willing to do an Anderson Project?
My husband's Anderson family is from Scotland. I wish I could get more information on them.

I am an Anderson & my wife maiden name was Anderson. We set out to see if we were related by both families testing with FTDNA and found out our common ancestor was living before the year 400AD. My Andersons left from England & her Andersons from Ireland. The Anderson surname project at FTDNA has up to 20 groups of Anderson nor related or if they are it was long before they were called Anderson.


http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/anderson/results

Both my family & my wife family only match other Andersons back to the 1700's but before that no Anderson matches are found. In regards to my family we match older Scottish clans including McGregors Campbells Mcleans so it seems for whatever reason my family took up the Anderson name some time before 1700. And it seems lots of Andersons took up their Anderson name at different times & places for different reasons e.g. political, social or for protection.

My wife family match only Irish names and interestingly closely match 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Boru  

He started the Obrien Clan, now this family may have changed their family name for political reasons or there was some ex marital liaison or adoption ?

My DNA results from The Big Y test have me listed in the Scots Cluster see here


http://ytree.net/DisplayTree.php?blockID=9    Look for Anderson 16273

My in laws are here under Irish Type3 Anderson 16274


http://ytree.net/DisplayTree.php?blockID=15

I was lucky enough to have another Anderson in America (I'm in Australia) see my wikitree profile which seems to match his family history & we then tested him which showed a perfect match which let us know that at my GtGT grandfather we were still an Anderson !!

This is our family link


http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Anderson-4668

I'm an Anderson that traces back to Sweden. My Great-Great-Grandfather Clarence Robert Anderson was naturalized in Crown Point NY on 10/19/1892. The family plot is in Forest Dale Cemetery in Crown Point. I really hope I can find his immigration information and trace it back to Sweden.
I am a descendant of Anderson's who moved from New York state to Wisconsin via Ohio.  My gggrandfather then moved to El Dorado County, California, via wagon train.  I wish I knew more but have not been able to trace further back nor find relatives descended from those Andersons.
My Anderson roots are in Sweden - gt gt gt grandfather Johannes was born in 1838 in Asige, the son of Anders Olsson. He emigrated to NZ with his wife Matilde and young family in 1874. Their living descendants today number in the hundreds.

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I just had one male Anderson,

 Frank Marion Anderson, Born 4 Jun 1863 in Oregon, United States, and Died 24 Sep 1945 in Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States.

URL: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Anderson-21162

by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)
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My Mother was an Anderson from Franklin Ky. (Simpson county).  Her Father was Roy Lester Anderson 1898-1969. He was born (out of wedlock) to Virginia (Virgie) Herrington and John Byrum Anderson both of the Simpson Co. area.

John Byrum Anderson 1878-1962 married Lovie M. Gossett of Ky.. They later moved to New Mexico (Clovis-Curry). When his Father passed, his Mother joined them in New Mexico.. as did his brothers. The name was Americanized by Anders Joransson b. 1606 of Sverige Sweden. His Father was Joran Ersson Bergqvist b. 1590 also of Sverige Sweden.

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I have 2 lines of Andersons, that aren't related (well not as far as I know).  One line is from the north of England - County Durham, and the other is from the opposite end of England, from Cornwall.  The Cornwall line, suddenly appear in the Parish of Trevalga, so I suspect they may have come from elsewhere, perhaps Devon.  Anderson has been given as the middle name of the eldest son, in the Atkinson family for about 5 generations.

I actually have a book that I bought years ago, called "Anderson Families of Westertown and the North East of Scotland" by Michael A. Anderson.  Unfortunately neither of my Anderson lines are covered (again as far as I know)
by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (455k points)
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My Anderson ancestor (Anderson-12211) is from Northumberland, England. He emigrated to Quebec in the late 1700s.
by Laurie Cruthers G2G6 Pilot (141k points)
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"My Andersons" are from Sweden and as far as I know settled in Illinois. I'm unclear as to what port they entered into the US, but I believe one of my grandfathers was sponsored by a pastor in Chicago, applied for a visa and or ctizenship and then moved with his family to northern Illinois to work as a farmer. A later generation bought the farm and it is still in the family today. I hope to add details - my cousin's wife has more information - when I can.
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My Anderssons are from Linkoping, Ostergotland, Sweden.
by Karen Krumbach G2G Crew (440 points)
mine also!
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(HAHA!! Didn't realize I had already answered once!)

Hi- My Anderson's are from Sweden. Not sure where in Sweden, but I know that's what was listed on the ship manifest when they immigrated. Would love help figuring that out!
by Deborah Slagle G2G Rookie (260 points)
You will have to give names and dob..what city..dod..
Sorry! I'm really new to all this!

Clarence Robert Anderson DOB: August, 1854 (Sweden) Immigrated in 1881 Settled in Crown Point NY. Naturalized on 10/19/1892  DOD: 12/4/1900 Buried in Crown Point, NY.

Louise A. Lanson (wife) DOB: Feb. 1854 (Sweden) Immigrated on 5/19/1886 on the ship Hohenzollern Bremen to NY Joined husband in Crown Point Ny. DOD: 10/6/1915 Buried in Crown Point, NY Possibly married in 1879

Immigrated with Minna Anderson (9 yrs old at time of voyage per manifest)

Also had a son (my Great-Grandfather) Albert Clarence Anderson DOB: 11/27/1879 (Sweden)  Unable to find immigration data on him. He would have been 7 at time of his mother's voyage, so I expected to find him with her and Minna...
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Mine are from early Maryland, we do not know from where before that but Trish Iaccarino a genetic cousin, FamilytreeDNA, says her " great grandfather, Charles Kirk Anderson, immigrated to Chicago from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland in the 1880's. His father was born in 1849 - and *his* father's name was James Anderson, but I don't have a birthdate on him, but I figure 1820's - so our link is probably a generation or two before that"

by Jeff Gray G2G6 (8.9k points)
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Currently only a single line of Anderon from sweden.  Stuck looking for my grandfathers Parents.  Only clueI have.  They lived in Trinidad, Colorado in 1903, his parents are listed as swedish and speaking swedish, he was born in Trinidad Colorado, 1903  I have his trail back that far and crunch.
by John Anderson G2G3 (3.9k points)
An Anderson born in Sweden at the time your grandfather's father was born would in all likelihood have been an Andersson.

And in most cases his last name Andersson would have started as a patronymic, that he got because his father's given name was Anders. This was at the tail end of the patronymic system, when people either adopted an entirely different family name like Bergström or Lundfors - or "froze" their patronymic Andersson into an inheritable surname, just like in the US. We were just late about it. Lots of Andersson-s in Sweden.
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My Andersons come from Kincardine, Scotland. There are a lot of Andersons in Aberdeenshire, Banff, Moray and Kincardine.
by David Anderson G2G6 (6.7k points)
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My Anderson begins in Sussex Co., NJ in 1833 with parents both born in NJ.  A lot of his descendants are in Michigan, USA.  That is as far as I know so far.
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my Anderson's are from WA state, ode bolt Iowa and Sweden before that. I have hit a block at my 2x great grandfather and have no information beyond that
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Firth and Stennes, Orkney, Scotland
by Navarro Mariott G2G6 Pilot (146k points)
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Mine were in Georgia (USA).  The earliest I know was a Revolutionary War soldier.  DNA shows me as European,  with strong English,  Scottish and Irish.  Hopefully I'll find his origins.
by Cherry Duve G2G6 Mach 4 (42.9k points)
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Both of the Anderson families that I am researching appear to originate in the Scottish Borders. Since the 1700's they have dispersed to England, USA, South Africa, Madagascar, India and some remain in Scotland.

Whilst Parish records remain for the Scottish Borders dating back into the 1700's, because there are few references to children's mothers and fathers or ages attributed to those being buried, it is very difficult to be certain about relationships and genealogical associations if these records are the only references that are available to you. Hence, I am unable to definitely say that the two Anderson families are not related!

May I also take this opportunity to use this thread to enquire if anybody in the USA has relations to this Anderson, whose details are below?

Boston Archbald Cunningham Anderson (1856-1912), emigrated from Fife, Scotland to British Guiana, where he married Lydia Eliza Alberta Seeley (1860-1940). They then emigrated to Manitoba, Canada and finally Kings, Brooklyn, New York, USA, where he died in 1912. Both Boston and Lydia are buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. Somebody placed a brief USA family tree on 'Ancestry' some time ago and when I tried to correspond with them the family tree was taken down from the website. However, I am still happy to share information and compare notes with descendants.

Thank you for your time to read this and good health.
by Bill Rayner G2G Crew (530 points)

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