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Origins of the Andersen surname

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We have a total number of 25209 records for people with the last name Andersen.

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Where do most Andersens live?

In 1921, most Andersens lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Andersens

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,510 records for the Andersen surname. The oldest one dates back to 1807.

Who were Andersens most likely to marry?

Pedersdrs

&

Hansdrs

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Andersens.

What are the most common Andersen first names?

  • Anders
  • Hans
  • Maren
  • Anne

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Andersen family members

Common jobs for Andersens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Andersens in 1921
General Servant Domestic

7

Cook Domestic

5

Dressmaker

5

House Servant

3

Housekeeper

3

Common Male occupations for Andersens in 1921
Able Seaman

188

Farm Hands

45

Fireman

40

Ordinary Seaman

40

Tinsmiths

37

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