When Ruth Richardson was born on 2 April 1729, in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonathan Richardson, was 25 and her mother, Ruth Clark, was 35. She married Solomon Dewing on 23 December 1750, in Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in December 1810, at the age of 81.
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.