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

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Richards ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Richards Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Richards

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Richards 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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