Alison Anderson

about 22 June 1788–15 October 1868 (Age 80)
Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alison

When Alison Anderson was born about 22 June 1788, in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, her father, Thomas Anderson, was 28 and her mother, Christian Blackhall, was 24. She married David Fairbairn on 16 April 1809, in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 15 October 1868, in Cove, Berwickshire, Scotland, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

David Fairbairn
1787–1867
Alison Anderson
1788–1868
Marriage: 16 April 1809
John Fairbairn
1810–1885
Christopher James Fairbairn
1825–1897
Thomas Fairbairn
1812–
David Fairbairn
1814–
Paul Fairbairn
1815–1887
William Fairbairn
1817–1864
James Fairbairn
1819–1905
Alexander Fairbairn
1821–1902
Walter Fairbairn
1823–1906
Christian Fairbairn
1825–
Grace Fairbairn
1827–
Alison Fairbairn
1829–

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World Events (7)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
Age 14
In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot
Age 23
The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815
Age 27
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Andrew
Andreas
Andersson
Andersen
Andrews
Enderson

Sources (9)

  • Alison Anderson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alison Anderson, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Alison Anderson in entry for Christian Faribairn, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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