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Where is the Richards family from?
You can see how Richards families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Richards family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Richards families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 321 Richards families living in New York. This was about 15% of all the recorded Richards's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Richards families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Richards surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Richards. 14% of Richards men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Richards women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Richards were Truck Driver and Stenographer.