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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

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Richards. 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.

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Richards Historical Records

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