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Andersen (Danish pronunciation: [ˈɑnɐsn]) is a Danish-Norwegian patronymic surname meaning "son of Anders" (itself derived from the Greek name "Ανδρέας/Andreas", cf. English Andrew). It is the fifth most common surname in Denmark, shared by about 3.2% of the population.[1]

From the same root - the given name Andreas - derives the surname Andreasen Danish pronunciation: [ænˈdʁɛˀæsn] (cognate Andreassen) and Andresen Danish pronunciation: [ænˈdʁɛˀsn].

The numbers of bearers of the surnames Andersen, Andreasen, Andreassen and Andresen in Denmark and Norway (2009):

Andersen Andreasen Andreassen Andresen source
Denmark 165,871 12,013 2,430 4,508 Statistics Denmark
Norway 38,433 103 12,376 6,581 Statistics Norway

Persons with the name Andersen[edit]

United States Air Force Base[edit]


  • Andersen Corporation, a manufacturer of windows and other building supplies
  • Arthur Andersen, a former tax and consulting firm
  • Andersen Consulting, former name of Accenture, Plc
  • Andersen Bakery, a bakery company located in San Francisco, Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Copenhagen
  • Pea Soup Andersen's, a restaurant chain in California
  • Andersen Espinola, a law firm in Curitiba, Brazil
  • Andersen's Refrigeration Gaskets, a manufacturer of fridge and freezer seals located in Queensland, Australia




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