When Robert Anderson was born on 31 March 1770, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Robert Anderson, was 38 and his mother, Huldah Barber, was 34. He married Ruth Stevens on 24 March 1795, in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States in 1850. He died on 17 March 1856, in Vermont, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in East Berkshire Episcopal Cemetery, Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States.
Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint 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 Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.
German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.
Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.
Anderson, Robert Anderson, Robert, born in Royalton, Vt., May 31, 1770, moved to Enosburgh, Vt.. in February, 1811, and to East Berkshire in March, 1816. He married Ruth Stevens, of Hartland, and was …