Anson Name Meaning

English (found mainly in Yorkshire): patronymic from one of several Middle English personal names. Reaney and Wilson have it as ‘son of Hann’ or ‘son of Hand’. Bardsley explains it as ‘son of Anne’, but Anne was not common as a Middle English personal name, although this is very probably the sense of the Scottish surname Anisoun. More plausible in a medieval context, perhaps, is ‘son of Agnes’ (see Annis), or even ‘son of Anselm’.

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List of People with Surname Anson

Based on our public records, there are a total of 2,975 people with the surname Anson. Among these people surnamed Anson, there are approximately 357 distinct names, with an average of 8 people who share the same name. John Anson, James Anson and William Anson are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Anson, with 59, 59 and 51 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that California has the most people surnamed Anson, with a total of 310 people, and there are a total of 176 distinct names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Anson, with a total of 363 people and an average of 175 distinct names.