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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

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Richard family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Richard occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Richard's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Richard.

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Richard Historical Records

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Richard Life Expectancy

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Famous Richard Family

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)

Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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