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Richardson Family History

Richardson Name Meaning
English: patronymic from the personal name Richard. This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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2,650,855 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
254,485 Military Records
207,920 Immigration Records
1,789,778 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Richardson Families

  • Number of Richardson families
     1,049 - 2,096
     350 - 1,048
     1 - 349
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Richardson families
     4,489 - 8,975
     1,497 - 4,488
     1 - 1,496
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Richardson families
     464 - 925
     155 - 463
     1 - 154
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Richardson census records

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Richardson Family Origin

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Richardson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Richardson

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Richardson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Richardson census records

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Richardson Civil War Service Records

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