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Richmond Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named, in northern France as well as in England. These are named with the Old French elements riche ‘rich’, ‘splendid’ + mont ‘hill’. Richmond in North Yorkshire was named after a Richmont in France immediately after the Norman Conquest, and in many if not most cases the English surname can de derived from this place. Richmond in southwest London received this name only in the reign of Henry VII, in honor of the king, who had been Earl of Richmond until he came to the throne, and is unlikely to be the source of this surname.

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


Similar surnames: Rochford, Richman, Diamond, Rickman, Richwine, Raymond, Richard

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Richmond Family Origin

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Richmond Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Richmond family was Farming. The most common Richmond occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Richmond's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Richmond.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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Richmond Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Richmond life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Richmond in 1941 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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