Richman Family History

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Richman Name Meaning

English: nickname for a wealthy man (see Rich). English: occupational name for the servant of a man called Rich. English: variant of Richmond. German (Richmann): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + man ‘man’.German (Richmann): nickname for a rich man.

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

Similar surnames: Rickman, Reichman, Rochman, Dickman, Hickman, Rothman, Brickman

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Richman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Richman name?

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

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Richman Family Origin

Where is the Richman family from?

Richman Family Occupations

What did your Richman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Richman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Richman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Richman family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Richman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Richman Historical Records

What Richman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Richman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richman 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Richman. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Richman. For the veterans among your Richman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Richman Life Expectancy

What is the average Richman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Richman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Richman in 1952 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Richman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Richman 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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