When Harper Richardson was born on 1 October 1786, in Bethel, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, Sanford Richardson, was 25 and his mother, Roxalana Burroughs, was 24. He married Roxana Belknap on 29 March 1808, in Randolph, Orange, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died on 29 March 1838, in Randolph, Orange, Vermont, United States, at the age of 51.
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.