When Lavinia Anderson was born in 1796, in Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, James Anderson, was 35 and her mother, Hannah Bishop, was 28. She married David Gough on 3 January 1817, in Westmorland, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters.
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.
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