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Richey Family History

Richey Name Meaning
German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on ric ‘power(ful)’ (see Reich), or from the female personal name Rikheit, from ric + suffix -heit ‘way of being’.Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Reiche or Ritsche (see Ritchey 2).English and northern Irish: variant spelling of Ritchie.

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

518,235 Historical Documents with Richey on Ancestry.com
93,626 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,971 Military Records
3,157 Immigration Records
68,437 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Richey Families

  • Number of Richey families
     136 - 270
     46 - 135
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Richey families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Richey last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Richey Family Origin

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Richey Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Richey

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Richey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Richey Civil War Service Records

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