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Where is the Richard family from?
You can see how Richard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Richard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Richard families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 81 Richard families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 23% of all the recorded Richard's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Richard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Richard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Richard. 18% of Richard men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Richard women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Richard were Truck Driver and Housework.