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Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. AN-dər-sən(Scottish)  [key]

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Ghille Andrais meaning 'Son of the devotee of St. Andrew'.

In other cases it originated in a similar manor as the Northern English form, from Scots Andra's son, 'Andrew's son'.
Added 2/13/2016 by anonymous
Edited 5/16/2016 by McLeeds

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