When John Richardson was born on 11 July 1740, in Lancaster Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Laurence Richardson, was 32 and his mother, Mary Jones, was 28. He married Lydia Baker on 27 March 1770, in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1816, in Middletown, Warren, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76.
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.
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