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"ALEXANDERSON. This surname, meaning son of Alexander, in Latin documents assumes the form "filius Alexandri," as Johannes fil. Alexandri the name of a burgess of Aberdeen in 1317 (SCM., v, p. 10). William Alexanderson and Ade (Adam) Alexanderson were admitted burgesses of the same town in 1443 (NSCM., i, p. 7), and John Alexandri is recorded in Brechin in 1450 (REB., i, 159). William Alexandersoun held the fourth part of the lands of the town of Dunnychthin (Dunnichen) in 1486 (RAA., n, p. 249), John Alexanderson was tenant of part of Litill Pertht, 1495 (Cupar-Angus, i, p. 241), Donald Alexanderson was tenant of Petconnouchty, Ardmanoch, in 1504 (ER., xn, p. 661), and William Alexandersoun was tacksman of Alyth in 1561 (Rent. Dunk., p. 351). Andrew Alexandersoun, a Pope's knight, was a witness in Caithness, 1557 (Laing, 682). The son of Cristina Allistersoun alias Alexandersoun was served heir portioner of his grandfather William Alistersoun alias Alexandersoun in the lands of Lybuster in 1624 (Retours, Caithness, 12). The surname was not uncommon in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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