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Richmond Family History

Richmond Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named, in northern France as well as in England. These are named with the Old French elements riche ‘rich’, ‘splendid’ + mont ‘hill’. Richmond in North Yorkshire was named after a Richmont in France immediately after the Norman Conquest, and in many if not most cases the English surname can de derived from this place. Richmond in southwest London received this name only in the reign of Henry VII, in honor of the king, who had been Earl of Richmond until he came to the throne, and is unlikely to be the source of this surname.

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

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Name Distribution of Richmond Families

  • Number of Richmond families
     247 - 491
     83 - 246
     1 - 82
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Richmond families
     667 - 1,332
     223 - 666
     1 - 222
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Richmond families
     338 - 673
     113 - 337
     1 - 112
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Richmond Family Origin

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Richmond Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Richmond

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Richmond Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Richmond Civil War Service Records

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