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Sanderson Family HistoryDerived 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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