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ˈæn dər sənan·der·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Anderson, Sherwood Andersonnoun

    United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)

  2. Anderson, Philip Anderson, Philip Warren Anderson, Phil Andersonnoun

    United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)

  3. Anderson, Maxwell Andersonnoun

    United States dramatist (1888-1959)

  4. Anderson, Marian Andersonnoun

    United States contralto noted for her performance of spirituals (1902-1993)

  5. Anderson, Carl Anderson, Carl David Andersonnoun

    United States physicist who discovered antimatter in the form of an antielectron that is called the positron (1905-1991)


  1. Andersonnoun

    A city in Indiana; see Wikipedia:Anderson, Indiana

  2. Andersonnoun

    A city in South Carolina; see Wikipedia: Anderson, South Carolina

  3. Etymology: Originally a patronymic, Anders (a variant of Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland).


  1. anderson

    Anderson is actually a common surname of Scottish origin, meaning "son of Andrew." It may also refer to several places, such as Anderson in South Carolina, Indiana, or various other states in the U.S. In certain contexts, it could refer to a specific well-known individual with this surname - for instance, famed journalist Anderson Cooper. The definition will depend on the exact context.


  1. Anderson

    Anderson is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, Indiana, United States. It is the principal city of the Anderson, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses Madison County. Anderson is the headquarters of the Church of God and home of Anderson University, which is affiliated with that denomination. Highlights of the city include the historic Paramount Theatre and the Gruenewald Historic House. The population was 56,129 at the 2010 census.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Anderson is ranked #15 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Anderson surname appeared 784,404 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 266 would have the surname Anderson.

    75.1% or 589,636 total occurrences were White.
    18.9% or 148,488 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 19,139 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 16,551 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 5,805 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 4,785 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Anderson in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Anderson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Anderson in a Sentence

  1. Keith Lemon:

    She just suddenly picked up Pamela Anderson fur stole and stormed off home ! at first I thought it might be because Pamela Anderson did n’t want to play a game that involved putting chips up Pamela Anderson nose, but it was n’t, it was because we showed an old school picture of Pamela Anderson and Pamela Anderson did n’t like it. He said Pamela Anderson told one of the show’s producers.

  2. Erika Eleniak:

    Pamela Anderson entrance was Pamela Anderson’s entrance, god, Pamela Anderson was perfect for the show. I feel like Pamela Anderson made the show. And I know they were thrilled to have Pamela Anderson. So it just worked out really well.

  3. James Shea:

    Director of Public Safety James Shea told reporters Friday. Based on what we know now, the amount of guns, the amount of ammunition, the fact that they had explosive devices -- we would have to assume they planned to do a lot more damage than we allowed them to do. THOUSANDS MOURN, ATTEND FUNERALS FOR Jersey City SHOOTING VICTIMS Police officers stand near the scene of a gun fight at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Thursday. Anderson and Graham appear to have acted alone even though they had expressed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelites, a fringe religious group that often disparages whites and Jews, New Jersey officials have said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Thursday that the attack was driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement and is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. The evidence points toward acts of hate. I can confirm that were investigating this matter as potential acts of domestic terrorism fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal added that social media posts, witness interviews and other evidence reflected the couples hatred of Jews and police. Orthodox Jewish men carry Moshe Deutsch's casket outside a Brooklyn synagogue following Moshe Deutsch funeral on Wednesday in New York. Moshe Deutsch was one of the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The attackers killed three people in the market, in addition to the police officer at a cemetery about a mile away, before dying in an hourslong gunbattle with police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Public Safety James Shea called Seals the ultimate detective or officer we would point to to tell young officers, This is how you should behave.

  4. Baron Cohen:

    We did that scene twice, actually, the first time we did it at a book signing and I grabbed Pamela Anderson over my shoulder and ran out with Pamela Anderson and no one did anything. I was like, what kind of fans are these ?

  5. Bill Clinton:

    I want to thank you. I want to thank you, Anderson. I’m hard on the press, as you know from reading the book, in many ways, i thought the way you started that debate, what you said in the beginning, needed to be said and I really appreciated that.

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