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Ricard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French , Welsh


The history of the name Ricard goes back the Medieval period to a region known as Brittany (French: Bretagne). Such a French name was given to a person known for his bravery. The name Richard is derived from the Germanic personal name of Richard, which is composed of the elements "ric", meaning "powerful", and "hard", meaning "brave" or "strong".


Early Origins of the Ricard family


The surname Ricard was first found in Brittany where they held a family seat in the honour of Kerjean, a seigneurie which would ultimately become noblesse as Barons of the Empire.

By the 15th century many of the family name had branched eastward to Lorraine, where the name seemed to become most prolific. Meanwhile, they also emerged in other locations throughout France including Aboncourt in Lorraine, Dauphine, Bressel in Neufchatel, Pichon in île-de-France, Prade in Lyonnais, Vaux in Roannais, Ruffey in Bourgogne, Pontreau in Berry, in Brittany at Pervenchere, Primaudaye, and in Coetaufao. François Richard was a French industrialist who died in 1839.

Marin Richard, son of Jean and Guillemette (née Bertin), is recorded as one of the first members of the Richard family to come to New France in the 17th century. He is viewed as the primary ancestor for the Richard families in Canada. Marin eventually settled at Saint-Charles-des-Grandines and married Marie-Madeleine Grandjean, daughter of Philippe and Claude (née Argentiere), in Quebec on 21st October 1669. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


Early History of the Ricard family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ricard research. More information is included under the topic Early Ricard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ricard Spelling Variations


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Ricard include Richard, Richeau, de Richard, De Richard, de la Richard, Richaud, Richart and many more.

Early Notables of the Ricard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ricard family to the New World and Oceana


Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Ricard were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Ricard were

Ricard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Ricard, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Peter Ricard, aged 19, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Ricard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Ricard, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Antoine Ricard, who landed in New York, NY in 1796 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Paul Ricard, who arrived in New York in 1798 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Ricard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Ricard, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1808 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Ricard, aged 46, who landed in Maryland in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Juan Ricard, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1829 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Pascal Ricard, aged 42, who landed in Missouri in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Victorine Ricard, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
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Ricard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henri Ricard, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Albert Ricard, aged 33, who landed in America from Paris, in 1905
  • Germain Ricard, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Anseline Ricard, aged 86, who emigrated to the United States from Nice, France, in 1910
  • Augusta Ricard, aged 18, who landed in America from Chasselet, France, in 1910
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Ricard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • John Ricard, who arrived in Quebec from Touraine in 1664

Ricard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Charles-Samson Ricard, son of Jean and Madeleine, married Marguerite Richer, daughter of Pierre and Dorothée, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec on 7th March 1702 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean Ricard, son of Jean and Madeleine, married Marie-Louise Morneau, daughter of Jean and Geneviève, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec on 11th February 1708 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Thomas Ricard, son of Jean and Madeleine, married Marie-Françoise Grignon, daughter of Jacques and Marie-Thérèse, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 3rd February 1716 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • François Ricard, son of Jean and Madeleine, married Marie-Josephte Jobin, daughter of Jean and Françoise-Élisabeth, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 23rd January 1731 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Pierre-Charles Ricard, son of Charles-Simon and Marguerite, married Marie-Françoise Lecuier, daughter of Antoine nad Marie, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec on 6th February 1736 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ricard (post 1700)


  • René Ricard (b. 1946), American poet, art critic and painter
  • Étienne Pierre Sylvestre Ricard, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Étienne Ricard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Nicolas Xavier de Ricard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Nicolas Ricard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Paul Ricard (1909-1997), French entrepreneur, co-founder of Pernod Ricard, a major producer of pastis and creator of Circuit Paul Ricard, ex Grand Prix circuit in South of France
  • Matthieu Ricard (b. 1946), French Buddhist monk, son of Jean-François Revel, a renowned French philosopher
  • J.H. Théogène Ricard PC (1909-2006), Canadian politician, parliamentary secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada
  • Hamilton Ricard Cuesta (b. 1974), Colombian footballer
  • Ricard Cardus González (b. 1988), Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer

The Ricard Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Aimer
Motto Translation: Love


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Citations


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Étienne Ricard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Nicolas Ricard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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