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Where did the English Richers family come from? What is the English Richers family crest and coat of arms? When did the Richers family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Richers family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Richer, Ricker, Reacher, Rickers, Richers and many more.

First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1086 when Richerious, a monk, held estates in that county.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Richers research. Another 268 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Richers History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Richers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Richers Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • John Michael Richers, who arrived in New York in 1769-1770

Richers Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • C. Richers and child settled in New York state in 1823

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  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Richers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Richers Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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