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Richarson Family History

Richarson Name Meaning

English: variant of Richardson.

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


Similar surnames: Richardson, Richerson, Hickerson, Dickason, Michelson, Richison

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Where is the Richarson family from?

You can see how Richarson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Richarson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Richarson families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Richarson families living in Indiana. This was about 20% of all the recorded Richarson's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Richarson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Richarson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Richarson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Richarson. 25% of Richarson men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Richarson women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Richarson were Mechanic and Cook.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Mechanic
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    19%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Richarson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richarson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 857 immigration records available for the last name Richarson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 575 military records available for the last name Richarson. For the veterans among your Richarson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Richarson lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Richarson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Richarson in 1963 was 62, and 54 in 2004.

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