Rich Name Meaning

English: nickname for a wealthy man (or perhaps in some cases an ironic nickname for a pauper), from Middle English, Old French riche ‘rich’, ‘wealthy’ (of Germanic origin, akin to Germanic ric ‘power(ful)’). English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Richard, or less commonly of some other compound name with this first element. English: habitational name from the lost village of Riche in Lincolnshire, apparently so named from an Old English element ric ‘stream’ or, here, ‘drainage channel’. Some early forms of the surname, such as Ricardus de la riche (Hampshire 1200) and Alexander atte Riche (Sussex 1296) probably derive from minor places named with this element in southern counties, as for example Glynde Reach in Sussex. Americanized form of German Reich.

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


Similar surnames: Reich, Ritch, Roch, Raich, Riche, Rech, Urich, Rick, Rock, Eich

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In 1880, the most common Rich occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Rich's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rich. A less common occupation for the Rich family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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