Abraham Anderson

Brief Life History of Abraham

Abraham Anderson was born on 25 April 1818, in Flamborough, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada as the son of John Grimley Anderson and Susanna Anderson. He married Rhoda Ann Genereux on 7 June 1838, in West Flamborough, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 30 March 1868, in Windham, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 49, and was buried in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada.

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Abraham Anderson
Rhoda Ann Genereux
Marriage: 7 June 1838
Henry Anderson
Margaret Anderson
John Anderson
Catharine Anderson
Lucinda Anderson
Mary Anderson
Hetty Anderson
James Anderson
Samuel Anderson

Sources (7)

  • Abraham Anderson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • A. Anderson in entry for Hetty Anderson, "Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Abraham Anderson in entry for Henry Anderson and Rebecca Trembly, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"

World Events (1)

1867 · Ontario Founded

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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