Richer Family History

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Richer Name Meaning

English and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + hari, heri ‘army’. The name was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Richier, but was largely absorbed by the much more common Richard. Americanized spelling of German Ritscher, a variant of Richard.German: nickname or status name from Sorbian rycer ‘knight’.

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

Similar surnames: Risher, Richey, Recker, Sicher, Reicher, Richter, Wicker, Riche

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Richer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Richer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Richer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


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Richer Family Origin

Where is the Richer family from?

Richer Family Occupations

What did your Richer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Richer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Richer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Richer. A less common occupation for the Richer family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Richer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Richer Historical Records

What Richer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Richer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Richer. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Richer. For the veterans among your Richer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Richer Life Expectancy

What is the average Richer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Richer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Richer in 1949 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Richer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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