Richey Family History

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Richey Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on ric ‘power(ful)’ (see Reich), or from the female personal name Rikheit, from ric + suffix -heit ‘way of being’. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Reiche or Ritsche (see Ritchey 2). English and northern Irish: variant spelling of Ritchie.

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


Similar surnames: Richley, Richer, Ritchey, Rickey, Richel, Ricken, Roche, Rickel

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Richey Family Origin

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Richey Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    5%
  • Assistant Manager (Newspaper Agent)

    5%
  • Cats Meat Hawker

    5%
  • Clerk Marine Insurance

    5%

In 1881, Annuitant, Assistant Manager (Newspaper Agent) and Cats Meat Hawker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Richey. A less common occupation for the Richey family was Clerk Marine Insurance. The most common Richey occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 5% of Richey's were Annuitants.

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Richey Historical Records

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Richey Life Expectancy

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