Anson (name)

Anson is a given name and surname of English origin, typically arising as a variation of the name, Hanson.

Surname

  • Adelbert Anson (1840–1909), Canadian Anglican bishop
  • Albert Edward Anson (1879–1936), British actor
  • Andy Anson (born 1964/1965), British businessman
  • Augustus Anson (1835–1877), British Victoria Cross recipient and politician
  • Cap Anson (1852–1922), American baseball player
  • Charles H. Anson (1841–1928), American politician and businessman
  • Claude Anson (1889–1969), English cricketer
  • Edward Anson (1826–1925), British general and colonial governor
  • Eric Anson (1892–1969), New Zealand's first specialist anaesthetist
  • Frank A. Anson (1844–1909), American politician and businessman
  • Frederick Anson (1811–1885), Canon, St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
  • Geoffrey Anson (1922–1977), English cricketer
  • George Anson, 1st Baron Anson (1697–1762), British admiral, noted for his circumnavigation of the globe
  • George Anson (politician, born 1731) (1731–1789), British politician
  • George Anson (British Army officer, born 1769) (1769–1849), British general during the Peninsular War
  • George Anson (British Army officer, born 1797) (1797–1857), British Commander-in-Chief, India, during the Indian rebellion of 1857
  • George Anson (priest) (1820–1898), British clergy and Archdeacon of Manchester
  • George Edward Anson (1812–1849), courtier and British politician, Treasurer of the Household to HRH Prince Albert
  • George W. Anson (1847–1920), British actor
  • Horatio Saint George Anson (1903–1925), British electrical engineer
  • Jack L. Anson (1924–1990), American college interfraternity movement leader
  • Jay Anson (1921–1980), American author of The Amityville Horror
  • Jennifer Anson (born 1977), Palauan judoka athlete
  • John Anson (born 1949), Canadian wrestler
  • John W. Anson (1817–1881), British actor
  • Mortimer Louis Anson (1901–1968), protein scientist
  • Pascal Anson (born 1973), English designer and artist
  • Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield (1939–2005), British photographer
  • Peter Anson (1889–1975), English writer
  • Robert Sam Anson (1945–2020), American writer and journalist
  • Rupert Anson (1889–1966), English cricketer
  • Scott Anson (born 1989), Scottish footballer
  • Sir William Anson, 1st Baronet (1772–1847), general in the British Army
  • Sir William Anson, 3rd Baronet (1843–1914), English contract lawyer and Liberal Unionist politician
  • Talavera Vernon Anson (1809–1895), British naval officer
  • Thomas Anson (politician, died 1773) (c. 1695 – 1773), British politician
  • Thomas Anson (cricketer) (1818–1899), English clergyman and cricketer
  • Thomas Anson, 1st Viscount Anson (1767–1818), British politician and peer

Given name

A-H

  • Anson Allen (1838–1880), American politician
  • Anson M. Beard (1874–1929), American football player
  • Anson Brown (1800–1840), U.S. Representative from New York
  • Anson Wood Burchard (1865–1927), American businessman
  • Anson Burlingame (1820-1870), American abolitionist and diplomat
  • Anson Call (1810–1890), Mormon pioneer
  • Anson Vasco Call II (1855–1944), Wyoming Mormon pioneer
  • Anson Cameron (born 1961), Australian author
  • Anson Carmody (born 1989), Canadian curler
  • Anson Carter (born 1974), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Anson Chan (born 1940), Hong Kong politician
  • Anson Chi (fl. 1990s–2010s), convicted pipeline bomber
  • Anson Cornell (1890–1975), American college football player and coach
  • Anson Dart (1797–1879), Superintendent for Indian Affairs in the Oregon Territory
  • Anson Dickinson (1779–1852), American painter of miniature portraits
  • Anson Dodge (1834–1918), American-Canadian lumber dealer and political figure
  • Anson Dorrance (born 1951), American soccer coach
  • Anson Dyer (1876–1962), English director, screenwriter, animator, and actor
  • Anson Funderburgh (born 1954), American blues guitar player and bandleader
  • Anson Goodyear (1877–1964), American manufacturer, businessman, author, and philanthropist
  • Anson Rogers Graves (1842–1931), first Episcopal bishop of the Missionary District of Western Nebraska
  • Anson Harrold (1870–1907), American football player and coach
  • Anson Henry (born 1979), Canadian sprinter of Jamaican descent
  • Anson G. Henry (1804–1865), American physician and politician
  • Anson Herrick (1812–1868), U.S. Representative from New York
  • Anson Parsons Hotaling (1827–1900), San Francisco merchant and real estate developer
  • Anson Hu (born 1983), Chinese singer

K-Z

  • Anson F. Keeler (1887–1943), Connecticut State Comptroller
  • Anson Jones (1798–1858), last President of the Republic of Texas
  • Anson Kong (born 1992), Hong Kong singer
  • Anson Lo (born 1995), Hong Kong singer
  • Anson W. Mackay (fl. 1990s–2010s), professor of geography at University College London
  • Anson S. Marshall (1822–1874), American attorney and politician
  • Anson G. McCook (1835–1917), American military and political figure
  • Anson Mills (1834–1924), United States Army officer, surveyor, inventor, and entrepreneur
  • Anson Morrill (1803–1887), 24th governor of Maine
  • Anson D. Morse (1846–1916), educator, historian, and professor at Amherst College
  • Anson Mount (born 1973), American actor
  • Anson Green Phelps (1781–1858), American entrepreneur and business man
  • Anson Paul (born 1988), actor in Indian films
  • Anson W. Pope (1812–1871), Wisconsin State Assembly member
  • Anson Rabinbach (born 1945), historian of modern Europe
  • Anson Rainey (1930–2011), Israeli professor of ancient Near Eastern cultures and Semitic linguistics
  • Anson O. Reynolds (fl. 1880s–1920s), builder of the Anson O. Reynolds House in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Anson Rood (1827–1898), American businessman, farmer, politician, and Wisconsin pioneer
  • Anson P. K. Safford (c. 1830–1891), third Governor of Arizona Territory
  • Anson D. Shupe (1948–2015), American sociologist
  • Anson Stager (1825–1885), co-founder of Western Union
  • Anson Phelps Stokes (disambiguation), various people
  • Anson Weeks (1896–1969), American dance band leader
  • Anson Williams (born 1949), actor and director
  • Anson Wilson (fl. 1830s–1860s), builder of the Anson Wilson House in Eastern Iowa
  • Anson S. Wood (1834–1904), American lawyer and politician

Middle name

  • Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988), American science fiction author

See also

  • Anson (disambiguation)
  • Hanson (surname)