Richey Family History
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Richey Name Meaning
German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on ric ‘power(ful)’ (see Reich), or from the female personal name Rikheit, from ric + suffix -heit ‘way of being’. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Reiche or Ritsche (see Ritchey 2). English and northern Irish: variant spelling of Ritchie.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press