When Lemuel Richardson was born on 25 July 1807, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Dr William Richardson, was 48 and his mother, Levina Taft, was 44. He married Lovina Burbank in 1832, in Alstead, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States in 1875 and Lamartine, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States in 1880.
English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Richard + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Ritson .
Americanized form (and a Swedish variant) of Swedish Richardsson or Rikardsson: patronymic from the personal name Richard , Rikard.
Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Richardsen or Norwegian Rikardsen, cognates of 2 above.