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Multiple Origins for the Surname Ricard



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

Ricard Early Origins



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

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Ricard Spelling Variations


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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.

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Ricard Early History


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Ricard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ricard research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1839 is included under the topic Early Ricard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ricard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ricard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ricard 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



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 Quebe c. 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 settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Peter Ricard, aged 19, landed in Virginia in 1635

Ricard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Ricard, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718
  • Antoine Ricard, who landed in New York, NY in 1796
  • Paul Ricard, who arrived in New York in 1798

Ricard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Ricard, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1808
  • James Ricard, aged 46, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • Juan Ricard, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1829
  • Pascal Ricard, aged 42, landed in Missouri in 1847
  • Victorine Ricard, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ricard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • John Ricard arrived in Quebec from Touraine in 1664

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ricard (post 1700)


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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
  • Nicolas Xavier de Ricard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • 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

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Motto


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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



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Ricard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ricard 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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