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Record Name Meaning
English: from Richward, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + ward ‘guard’. French: from Old French record, recort ‘recollection’, ‘account’, ‘testimony’, and by extension ‘witness’, hence perhaps a nickname for someone who had given evidence in a court of law, or a metonymic occupational name for a clerk who recorded court proceedings. New England variant of French Ricard, reflecting an Americanized spelling of the Canadian pronunciation.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Acord, Cord, Pecore, Secord, Ricord, Recor, Corn, Reckard, Rexford