Robert(1468-?) was born in England. William immigrated to Virginia in the 17th century. Our branch eventually moved to Kentucky in the 19th century, then Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and lastly Illinois.
The Hermanson's are from Norway, the Brauer's Germany, and the Stinson's Ireland.
Other prominent surnames:
GERMANY: Wishon (Wischahn), Spitzenberger, Lamz, Mueller,
IRELAND: Lackey, Gould, Murphy
Also: McRoberts (Robinson's): TN, Weaver's: PA, Downing's: ME, Webb's: NY