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Mac Goilla-Aindrais, Anderson, FitzAndrew, MacAndrew


The surname Anderson is an anglicised form of the Gaelic surname "Mac Goilla-Aindrais", meaning 'son of Anders/Andrew'. The fist name "Anders" is derived from the Greek name "Andreas" meaning 'Man' or 'Manly'. The surname has since seen many spelling variations such as "Fitz Andrew", "MacAndrew" and "Gillanders" just to name a few.