Richards Family History

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Richards Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from the personal name Richard. Richards is a frequent name in Wales.

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


Similar surnames: Richard, Richardson, Rickards, Richardt, Richer, Reichard, Michaels

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Richards Family Origin

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Richards Family Occupations

What did your Richards 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 Richards. 3% of Richards men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Richards women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Richards were Colliery Hewer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Farmer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Colliery Hewer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    52%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%

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

Richards Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Richards. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richards 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 157,000 immigration records available for the last name Richards. 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 170,000 military records available for the last name Richards. For the veterans among your Richards ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Richards Life Expectancy

What is the average Richards lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Richards life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Richards in 1940 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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