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Richards Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from the personal name Richard. Richards is a frequent name in Wales.

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


Similar surnames: Richard, Richardson, Rickards, Richardt, Richer, Reichard, Michaels

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Richards Family Origin

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Richards Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Richards Historical Records

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Richards Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Richards life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Richards in 1940 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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United States

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