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Richard Name Meaning

English, French, German, and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Pickard, Guichard, Richer, Reichard, Richards, Reckard, Gothard

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Richard Family Origin

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Richard Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Richard family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Richard. The most common Richard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Richard's were Farmers.

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Richard Historical Records

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Richard Life Expectancy

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Famous Richard Family

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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