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Record Early Origins



The surname Record was first found in Berkshire, 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 1191 when Richewardus de Westberi held estates in that county.

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Record Spelling Variations


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Record Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Record include Record, Ricord, Rickward, Rikecord, Rikeworth, Rickworth, Rykeward, Rickward, Rickword, Rickwood, Rickcord, Records and many more.

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Record Early History


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Record Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Record research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1558 are included under the topic Early Record History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Record Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Record Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Record Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Record or a variant listed above:

Record Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Record, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1765

Record Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Record, who came to Philadelphia in 1816
  • George Record, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Elizabeth Record, who was on record in Cincinnati in 1825

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Contemporary Notables of the name Record (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Record (post 1700)



  • Samuel J. Record (1881-1945), American botanist, founder of the International Society of Wood Anatomists
  • Eugene Booker Record (1940-2005), American lead vocalist of The Chi-Lites, during the 1960s and 1970s, best remembered for his song "Have You Seen Her"
  • W. H. Record, American politician, Village President of DeKalb, Illinois, 1871
  • Thomas Jasper Record (1852-1935), American politician, Mayor of Paris, Texas, 1932-34; Defeated, 1930, 1934
  • Taylor I. Record (1846-1912), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1897
  • Roscoe L. Record, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Senate 15th District, 1908; Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1919, 1922
  • Louis D. Record Jr., American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Nashua 1st Ward, 1956
  • George L. Record (1859-1933), American politician, Representative from New Jersey, 1910; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1912; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1916
  • Clara M. Record, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Nashua 2nd Ward, 1956
  • Calvin Record, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1860

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Record Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Record 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2015 at 11:18.

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