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Richmond Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named, in northern France as well as in England. These are named with the Old French elements riche ‘rich’, ‘splendid’ + mont ‘hill’. Richmond in North Yorkshire was named after a Richmont in France immediately after the Norman Conquest, and in many if not most cases the English surname can de derived from this place. Richmond in southwest London received this name only in the reign of Henry VII, in honor of the king, who had been Earl of Richmond until he came to the throne, and is unlikely to be the source of this surname.

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


Similar surnames: Rochford, Richman, Diamond, Rickman, Richwine, Raymond, Richard

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Richmond Family Origin

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Richmond Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, the most common Richmond occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Richmond's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Richmond. A less common occupation for the Richmond family was Coal Miner.

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