Maud Anderson in the US

  1. #4,224,339 Mattie Wilkinson
  2. #4,224,340 Mattie Wimberly
  3. #4,224,341 Mattie Womack
  4. #4,224,342 Mattie Woody
  5. #4,224,343 Maud Anderson
  6. #4,224,344 Maude Alston
  7. #4,224,345 Maude Burns
  8. #4,224,346 Maude Dixon
  9. #4,224,347 Maude Ellis
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Meaning & Origins

Medieval vernacular form of Matilda. This form was characteristically Low German (i.e. including medieval Dutch and Flemish). The wife of William the Conqueror, who bore this name, was the daughter of Baldwin, Count of Flanders. In Flemish and Dutch the letter -t- was generally lost when it occurred between vowels, giving forms such as Ma(h)auld. Maud or Matilda was also the name of the daughter (1102–67) of Henry I of England; she was married early in life to the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V, and later disputed the throne of England with her cousin Stephen. In 1128 she married Geoffrey, Count of Anjou. A medieval chronicler commented, ‘she was a good woman, but she had little bliss with him’. The name Maud became quite common in England in the 19th century, when its popularity was influenced in part by Tennyson's poem Maud, published in 1855, but has not been much used since the early decades of the 20th century.
5,944th in the U.S.
Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew. See also Andreas. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson, Norwegian and Danish Andersen, but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.
9th in the U.S.

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