The name Anderson ranked 692nd in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 814th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
A number of surnames were derived from the personal name Andrew. Most of them are patronymics, that is, surnames derived from the personal name of a father, grandfather, or other patriarch. As such, most of them can be literally interpreted to mean ''Andrew's son.''