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Derived from the Ancient Greek name Alexander, meaning "the Protector of mankind" the name probably dates back before 1300 BC., to the Hittit Tribe. The name was first introduced into Scotland circa 1050 and three Scottish Kings have carried the personal name. As a surname "Alexanders Son" first appears in Scotland in the mid 15th Century, whilst in 1472, John Sanderson purchased the Lands of Lethindy (Athol). In 1479, Whilst William Sanderisson was summoned to the Scottish Parliament for Treason.

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From overseas to Quebec Canada, Robert to Jean Baptiste to Angelique, New England textile workers to Manitoba. We have no idea where they were in the United Kingdom.

Norm Sanderson

My GGG Grandfather, Aaron, and his wife, Helen Donachy, came to Canada before 1834 (their son David was born here in 1834. His father was George. I'm trying to find more info about when the clan went to Ireland from Scotland, as it's a Scottish name, and associated with clan Glenngarry of MacDonnel.


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