Richard Family History

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Richard Name Meaning

English, French, German, and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Pickard, Guichard, Richer, Reichard, Richards, Reckard, Gothard

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Richard Family Origin

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Richard Family Occupations

What did your Richard ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Richard. 12% of Richard men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Richard women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Richard were Farmer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Retired
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Richard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 449,000 census records available for the last name Richard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richard 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 50,000 immigration records available for the last name Richard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 64,000 military records available for the last name Richard. For the veterans among your Richard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Richard Life Expectancy

What is the average Richard lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Richard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Richard in 1941 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Richard 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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