William Anderson

Brief Life History of William

William Anderson was born in 1793, in England, United Kingdom. He married Mary Dixson on 2 December 1806, in Cornwall, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 27 November 1845, in Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 52, and was buried in Saint Lawrence Cemetery, Long Sault, South Stormont, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada.

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William Anderson
1793–1845
Mary Dixson
1791–1870
Marriage: 2 December 1806
Marion Anderson
1830–1921

Sources (2)

  • William Anderson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Anderson in entry for Marion Chapple, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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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