Richard Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Richard Name Meaning: This forname and surname is comprised of 'ric' meaning 'leader' and 'hard' meaning 'powerful', 'strong'.

The name Richard first became popular after being introduced by the Normans, after King Richard the 1st who ruled in the 1100's.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Richard Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Richard family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 466
Female Servant 454
Farmer 271
Independent 253
Male Servant 205
Labourer 171
Collier 126
Carpenter 79
Miner 73
Shoe Maker 73
Mason 54
Tailor 46
Pauper 40
Mariner 36
Dress Maker 31
Copper Miner 30
Weaver 30
Clerk 28
Servant 27
Copperman 26
Independant 24
Gardener 22
Butcher 22
Ag Labourer 22
Blacksmith 22

Richard Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Richard 100% 61,533
2 Orchard 71% 22,193
3 Archard 71% 3,391
4 Ritchard 88% 971

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The surname Richard is the most popular version of all its varients

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